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The impeachment of Bill Clinton
Aaseng, Nathan.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
112 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm.
Examines the impeachment of Bill Clinton, discussing the history of impeachment, his actions, the struggle in the House, the Senate trial, and the conclusion of the proceedings.
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E886.2 .A33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
E886.2 .A33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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William Jefferson Clinton was the first elected U.S. president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. The debate over whether Clinton's affair with a White House intern was a constitutional violation that required removal from office or merely an embarrassing personal lapse occupied the government and the national media for more than a year.

Author Notes

Nathan Aaseng grew up in Minnesota and worked as a microbiologist for four years before becoming a writer.

He has written over ninety books for young readers, including biographies, and sports and science books.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-Aaseng begins with a history of impeachment, including the cases of Andrew Johnson and Richard Nixon. He then relates the details of Clinton's crime and the Starr investigation, though most of the book focuses on the legal aspects of the impeachment. He provides considerable details about the proceedings that led to House and Senate action, and discusses the spirited debates over the constitutional and procedural questions, as well as the role of public opinion in shaping the conduct of the hearing. The account is objective, and Aaseng explains how opposing beliefs and motivations guided the behavior of each side. Sidebars consist mainly of biographical sketches. The text is clearly written and accurate, although there are several errors in the captions accompanying the average-quality, black-and-white photos. While this is an acceptable account of the impeachment saga, it is not as strong in organization or readability as Daniel Cohen's The Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton (21st Century, 2000), which provides a fuller account of the legal, political, and public-opinion aspects of the hearing.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.