Behind the Oval Office : winning the presidency in the nineties /
Dick Morris.
1st ed.
New York : Random House, c1997.
xx, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
067945747X (acid free paper) :
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New York : Random House, c1997.
067945747X (acid free paper) :
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-04-01:
Fewer than six months after resigning in disgrace after being caught with a prostitute, Morris, Clinton's pollster/strategist, offers his side of the story. He reveals little about the scandal and fails to convince the reader that he was a major White House player. His constant feuding with many administration officials, notably Leon Panetta, White House chief of staff, and Harold Ickes, assistant chief, makes him appear petty. Morris is credited with developing Clinton's triangulation strategy, which may be viewed as either an attempted moderation of the Democratic Party or a sellout to Republican interests for votes. He writes dully about policy issues, which receive clearer and more readable treatment in Elizabeth Drew's Showdown (LJ 3/15/96) and Haynes Johnson and David Broder's The System (LJ 5/1/96). Morris unintentionally shows that polling and promotion are no substitutes for planning and leadership. Not recommended.‘Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, Pa.
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