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ISBN:
0684862964
Author:
David Maraniss
Category:
Leaders & Notable People
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (October 26, 1998)
Pages:
112 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss . In this insightful new book, drawing from the biography and his writings for The Washington Post, Maraniss dissects the speech as a revelation of the president's entire life.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss, regarded by his peers as the nation's leading expert on Bill Clinton, sat in a darkened television studio.

In the first section of The Clinton Enigma, Maraniss reflects as a biographer on his curious but revealing dealings with Clinton over the years.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. In the first section of The Clinton Enigma, Maraniss reflects as a biographer on his curious but revealing dealings with Clinton over the years. Then, after Clinton has spoken, Maraniss dissects the words and interprets the deeper meaning paragraph by paragraph, to show the roots and echoes from the president's past and to explain why Clinton acts and speaks as he does. With Bill Clinton, Maraniss writes, past is always prologue. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Maraniss has written or co-authored numerous books, most of which are biographies of politicians or athletes, and all of which . The Clinton Enigma: A Four-and-a-Half Minute Speech Reveals This President's Entire Life. Bill Clinton, Lewinsky scandal.

Maraniss has written or co-authored numerous books, most of which are biographies of politicians or athletes, and all of which were published by Simon & Schuster. Presentation by Maraniss, November 4, 1998, C-SPAN Presentation by Maraniss, February 23, 1999, C-SPAN. When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi.

Reveals This President's Entire Life. By contrast, David Maraniss's book, ''The Clinton Enigma,'' does pretend to be something it is not. Perhaps the President's Aug. 17 speech does, but you won't find that out in this book. Indeed, the strategy Maraniss uses is almost precisely the reverse: as Clinton's biographer, he uses what he knows about Clinton's life and personality to try to illuminate the speech.

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He received a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1993 for his coverage of then-candidate Bill Clinton during the 1992 United States presidential election. Simon & Schuster.

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This book, The Clinton Enigma by David Maraniss is one of the most interesting books I have read on Bill .

This book, The Clinton Enigma by David Maraniss is one of the most interesting books I have read on Bill Clinton. It takes one speech and breaks it down in context of Clinton life's story. Maraniss takes the four and half minute speech where Clinton attempts to put into context his relationship with intern Monica Lewinski before the nation on a televised address. Reexamining this crisis of the Clinton Presidency years later seems like the whole issue was so trivial in the context of the problems we face today.

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A biographer of President Clinton analyzes the President's speech concerning Monica Lewinsky, and argues that it epitomizes Clinton's life
  • Lbe
Maraniss did such a good job in his full-scope Clinton biography ("First In His Class") that if you've read it you'd (almost) be able to come up with a summary of your own to explain his 4-minute speech, which is nominally the subject of the Clinton Enigma. There's very little new in this book to be missed if you have not read it. What is new is in the first 13 pages (Chapters 1-4 of the first part of the book), where Maraniss mentions his own experiences with Clinton (or rather: the lack of them) when trying to arrange an interview with him, immediately prior and also after his biography was published. The manners and maneuvers Clinton and his aides applied and Maraniss' reaction provide a valuable supplement to understanding Clinton, but also Maraniss.
The weakness of this book for those who have read the biography is also an advantage for those who haven't and if you are not as interested in Clinton to devote yourself to reading 500 pages of the biography you will appreciate its summarized version in the Clinton Enigma.
  • Alsantrius
Can we ever take foolishness seriously? Yes, when the actor--Bill Clinton, for example--not only has power, but some noble qualities too. Maraniss, author of the acclaimed biography _First in His Class_, knows Clinton well, writes well, and doesn't play "parlor psychoanalysis." With respectful curiosity Marannis discusses Clinton's background, self-presentation (a pattern of evasion and lying) and womanizing. I was fascinated by sidelights on Betsey Wright, Dick Morris, Hillary and less-known informants. If you want to know what Clinton's best biographer thinks of the Lewinsky mess, here it is. Short, well-told, informative, tying many loose ends together (forgive me!) this book is no mere "quickie." Maraniss predicts what happened November 3: "It is one of the many ironies of the Clinton tragedy that he was always his worst enemy while his enemies, by overreacting, were often, unwittingly, his strongest allies."
  • Gravelblade
For readers with only a passing interesting in Bill Clinton, this is a short, succint book that you can complete in a day. But for readers looking for bigger game, read "First in His Class" by the same author. That book is the best Clinton biography on the market, covering his life from childhood to his 1992 presidential run. This book was published just before Clinton's impeachment by the House. The author gives some new insights, going through the president's August 17 confession line-by-line, and interprets its meaning. You sense Mr. Maraniss's frustration and obvious disappointment with his subject. But at the same time, he maintains a hue of fairness and objectivity that is badly needed when compared to other Clinton books. Mr. Maraniss will help you understand Bill Clinton, but the truth is that no person can fully understand this true "enigma."
  • Fawrindhga
David Maraniss is a real pro and I recommend his books and articles, but I wish he would not have written this little book. It is an interesting idea -- to extrapolate a man's life from a four minute speech -- but I found it to be somewhat self-serving.
For example, Mr. Maraniss makes something of a to-do about the fact that the president of the United States would not make time for him. Mr. Maraniss had been critical of Clinton in some ways, and that might have dampened the president's enthusiasm for meeting with him; but Maraniss is only an author. Bill Clinton was president of the United States.
One other little example: Mr. Maraniss makes something of a deal out of the fact that Clinton once said to him, "Nice tie," and then later someone else told him (D.M.) that that remark should be interpreted as a "F- you." Hm, a pretty far-out interpretation.
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  • Karg
The Clinton Enigma is misnamed. The book is not about an enigma at all - the theory about Clinton is that he's all too predictable. The only real mystery that Maraniss struggles with is why some people so viscerally hate Bill Clinton. This book won't do much to diminish that hatred, but it seems less written out of hate than disappointment and frustration. But Maraniss' frustration seems driven by Clinton's avoidance of him. This may have some metaphorical application for the rest of us, but it's a somewhat misleading motivation to write this mini-biography in the middle of the Monica incident. The book is worthwhile as a brief, speculative psycho-biography of Clinton, but it won't endure. Its more like New Yorker article written in the middle of a story that is very much in play. Less than two years later, the book is well out of date. Still, at 110 pages it's hardly a waste of time to read.