The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation

The Pact: Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and the Rivalry that Defined a Generation

Steven M. Gillon


so much american citizens observed President invoice Clinton and Speaker Newt Gingrich as staunch foes--"the polar extremes of Pennsylvania Avenue." yet as Steven Gillon unearths in The Pact, those strong adversaries shaped a mystery alliance in 1997, a pact that could have rocked the political panorama, had it now not foundered within the wake of the Lewinsky scandal.

A attention-grabbing examine politics American-style, The Pact deals a riveting account of 2 of America's such a lot charismatic and influential leaders, detailing either their alterations and their notable similarities, and highlighting the profound and lasting effect the tumultuous Sixties had on either their own and political lives. With the cooperation of either President Clinton and Speaker Gingrich, interviews with key gamers who've by no means earlier than spoken approximately their reports, besides exceptional entry to Gingrich's inner most papers, Gillon not just deals a behind-the-scenes examine the price range deadlock and the govt. shutdown in 1995--the recognized face-off among Clinton and Gingrich--but he additionally unearths how the 2 moved nearer jointly after 1996--closer than someone knew. specifically, the e-book illuminates their mystery efforts to desert the liberal and conservative wings in their personal events and strike a bi-partisan deal to reform the "third rail of yank politics"--Social defense and Medicare. That in all likelihood groundbreaking attempt was once swept away through the hugely charged response to the Lewinsky affair, finishing an initiative that will have reworked hundreds of thousands of yank lives.

Packed with compelling new revelations approximately of the main robust and exciting figures of our time, this ebook could be needs to examining for everybody attracted to politics or present events.

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