A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President (Paperback)

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It was the most extraordinary public saga of our time, and Jeffrey Toobin gives us a definitive history of the ordeal that very nearly brought down a president. Here is the whole story of the Clinton sex scandals -- from its beginnings in a Little Rock hotel to its climax on the floor of the United States Senate with only the second vote on presidential removal in American history. Rich with Shakespearean characters and dramatic secrets, fueled with the high octane of a sensational legal thriller, and tinged by misguided, outlandish behavior that was played out at the very highest levels, Toobin's A Vast Conspiracy brings a dignity and integrity to this story that it has never before received.
The Clinton sex scandals will shape forever how we think about the signature issues of our day -- sex, privacy, civil rights, and, yes, cigars. A Vast Conspiracy will shape forever how we think about the Clinton scandals.

About the Author

Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the legal analyst at ABC News. He served as an assistant United States attorney in Brooklyn and as an associate counsel in the office of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and the author of the bestselling The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson. Toobin lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Praise For…

Thomas Powers The New York Times Book Review An admirably clear, vigorously written, plain-spoken and common-sensical book.

Anthony Lewis The New York Review of Books A superb work of factual and legal analysis....Few novels are as gripping.

People A story as taut and surprising as any thriller....Unimpeachable page-turner.

David Kaiser The Boston Globe An irresistibly readable new overview of the whole ugly case.

The Economist A good read...a brave book.

Floyd Abrams The New York Observer A superlatively researched and written book.

Wayne Woodlief Boston Herald A richly detailed narrative...[and] a fascinating read.

Michael Coffey Publishers Weekly Toobin has risen to the challenge of rendering the chaos of the impeachment, what led up to it and its denouement, in a sharp prose style and in a manner that makes sense of a disastrous phase of American political history.

Sherryl Connelly Daily News Compulsively readable....A Vast Conspiracy delivers new information, provides arresting perspective and is a helluva read for all that.

Chicago Sun-Times A rich and readable reprise of the Clinton scandals by the New Yorker writer who shows brilliantly how the American legal system spun out of control.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743204132
ISBN-10: 0743204131
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication Date: October 13th, 2000
Pages: 448
Language: English