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The Death of American Virtue: Clinton Vs. Starr Now Being Used in Political Science Course at Carlow University

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Ten years after one of the most polarizing political scandals in American history, author Ken Gormley offers an insightful, balanced, and revealing analysis of the events leading up to the impeachment trial of President William Jefferson Clinton. From Ken Starr’s initial Whitewater investigation through the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit to the Monica Lewinsky affair, The Death of American Virtue is a gripping chronicle of an ever-escalating political feeding frenzy. In exclusive interviews, Bill Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal, and many more key players offer candid reflections on that period. Drawing on never-before-released records and documents—including the Justice Department’s internal investigation into Starr, new details concerning the death of Vince Foster, and evidence from lawyers on both sides—Gormley sheds new light on a dark and divisive chapter, the aftereffects of which are still being felt in today’s political climate. (more…)

March 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Another College Adds Sweet Land of Liberty to Course Syllabus

sweet landDenison University History Dept. Picks Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North by Thomas Sugrue for Civil Rights Movement Course this fall 2009.

Order an exam copy here.

July 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm Leave a comment

Plain, Honest Men Chosen for Political Science Course at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

plain honest menPlain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by distinguished historian Richard Beeman is a dramatic and engrossing account of the men who met in Philadelphia during the summer of 1787 to design a radically new form of government. Plain, Honest Men takes readers behind the scenes and beyond the debate to show how the world’s most enduring constitution was forged through conflict, compromise, and, eventually, fragile consensus.

Gordon S. Wood, Professor of History and author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution calls it “the fullest and most authoritative account of the Constitutional Convention ever written.”

Plain, Honest Men will be taught in a Political Science Course entitled “American Political Thought” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To read an excerpt, click here.

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July 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm Leave a comment


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