What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecessors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history after their terms ended, but not until After the White House has their role been examined. Thirty-two completed their terms. Four became presidential candidates again (one was even elected), two served in Congress, one abandoned his country to accept election to the Confederate Congress, one became Chief Justice, and the most recent former president has the unique distinction of having his First Lady become a United States senator. Former presidents almost always remain influential, but their post-term activities have received little attention or scrutiny until now. American Politics; Political History, American History
MAX J. SKIDMORE is currently the Curators' Professor of Political Science at the University of Missouri, Kansas, USA. He was the Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer in American Studies whilst in India and the Senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hong Kong, Japan. Among his many books are Legacy to the World, a study of America's political ideas, Social Security and its Enemies, and the forthcoming Moose Crossing, dealing with his experiences discovering and driving the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway, from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon through Ontario.