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Behind the Oval Office : getting reelected against all odds
Morris, Dick.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Renaissance Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
xxxix, 646 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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This new edition of Behind the Oval Office contains an insightful an devastating new interpretation of President Clinton's character and career. Also included are actual agendas Dick Morris used for his briefing sessions with the president. The Justice Department subpoenaed them during its investigation of the president. Kenneth Starr used them to build his case. Now released to the public for the first time, these remarkable sources provide a rare inside look into White House meetings.The agendas are a virtual diary of how Morris, armed with his polling data, helped Clinton outmaneuver his adversaries and overcome his mistakes-creating policy as a potent cocktail of ideals, opportunities, marketing strategies, and aspirations sold to the public in brilliant advertising campaigns.

Author Notes

Dick Morris was born on November 28, 1948. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1967. He served as Bill Clinton's political consultant for twenty years. He is a regular political commentator on Fox News and other networks, writes a weekly column for the New York Post, and is president of He has written or co-written numerous books including Behind the Oval Office; Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race; Rewriting History; Because He Could; Outrage; Fleeced; and Catastrophe. His title Here Come the Black Helicopters!: UN Global Governance, and The Loss of Freedom made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. His title, Armageddon: How Trump Can Beat Hillary made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Morris, President Clinton's former chief strategist, was called in after the Democrats lost control of Congress in the 1994 off-year elections. He had a long, successful career as a pollster and spinmeister for both parties. His book explains his role in the Clinton political storms, until Morris himself was brought down in August 1996 by tabloid revelations of his relationship with a prostitute. He takes full credit for Clinton's resurrection in the 1996 election campaign. In the atmosphere of the present public disenchantment with politics in general and Clinton in particular, its hard to say how enduring Morris's chronicle of his own brilliance is. He reads his own work in a high-pitched, confident voice that some listeners might find a little smug. Still, there seems to be an insatiable audience for inside political gossip. Purchase as public interest warrants.ÄBarbara Valle, El Paso P.L., TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.