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The Agenda by Bob Woodward
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Apr 24, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: history-american, history, politics, not-owned-read, history-1980-99
Read in September, 2009

This book is an excellent look at the inner workings of the Clinton team during its presidential run in 1992 and its first year in office in 1993. Focusing mostly on the economic debate going on within the administration and between the White House and Congress, it portrays a disorganized, frantic process which nonetheless culminates in legislative victory for Clinton. Though written in 1994, Woodward's thorough research (based mostly on interviews and White House documents made available to him at the time) and exceptional writing skills make this an excellent read even in 2009, as one can see certain parallels between what Clinton tried to accomplish then and what President Obama is working on now. If you're a political junkie or want to learn more about the Clinton Administration before the media focused on nothing but the scandals, this is a great place to start.

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