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The Breach电子书

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作       者:Peter Baker

出  版  社:Scribner

出版时间:2000-09-18

字       数:103.0万

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The journalist who co-wrote the original article breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal for the Washington Post reveals the complete story behind the headlines: a riveting, in-depth account of an event unique in American history - the first impeachment of an elected president. "For all of the titillation about thongs and cigars, the story of the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton was not so much about sex as it was about power. It may have started with an unseemly rendezvous near the Oval Office, but it mushroomed into the Washington battle of a generation, ultimately dragging in all three branches of government . . . "Clinton opened his second term vowing to bring the parties together, to become the 'repairer of the breach' But the last half of the presidency demonstrated that the breach was wider than anyone had anticipated" - from the Prologue With unprecedented access to all the players - major and minor - Washington Post reporter Peter Baker reconstructs the compelling drama that gripped the nation for six critical months: the impeachment and trial of William Jefferson Clinton. The Breach vividly depicts the mind-boggling political and legal events as they unfolded, a day-by-day and sometimes hour-by-hour account beginning August 17, 1998, the night of the president's grand-jury testimony and his disastrous speech to the nation, through the House impeachment hearings and the Senate trial, ending on February 12, 1999, the day of his acquittal. Using 350 original interviews, confidential investigation files, diaries, and tape recordings, Baker goes behind the scenes and packs the book with newsworthy revelations - the infighting among the president's advisers, the pressure among Democrats to call for Clinton's resignation, the secret back-channel negotiations between the White House and Congress, a tour of the War Room set up by Tom DeLay to force Clinton out of office, the agonizing of various m
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Cover

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

ontents

Cast of Characters

Prologue: “We have to impeach the bastard”

Chapter 1: “I don’t know how we can get through this”

Chapter 2: “You’re a damn, damn, damn fool”

Chapter 3: “… go to the White House and tell him he has to resign”

Chapter 4: “I don’t want them to win”

Chapter 5: “How can you be so goddamn stupid?”

Chapter 6: “We need to purge the poisons from the system”

Chapter 7: “The crazy right has them by the throat”

Chapter 8: “Somebody in this room rat-fucked the president last night”

Chapter 9: “The pressure got to me”

Chapter 10: “There are people in my party who just hate you”

Chapter 11: “We are fighting for the presidency of the United States”

Chapter 12: “Heavenly Father, we are in trouble”

Chapter 13: “There may actually be a case here”

Chapter 14: “The horse is stinking up the room”

Chapter 15: “This is going to be ninety white men leering at her”

Chapter 16: “She’s the best witness I ever saw”

Chapter 17: “Good God Almighty, take the vote!”

Chapter 18: “The most difficult, wrenching, and soul-searching vote”

Epilogue: “The country didn’t want an impeachment”

Acknowledgments

Notes

Chronology

Appendices

Index

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