Nigel Hamilton s account of Bill Clinton s early life and career Bill Clinton- An American Journey drew widespread praise for its candid reconstruction of the baby-boomer s extraordinary political ascent, from humble beginnings in Arkansas to the winning of the White House at age 46 in 1992. Now, in Clinton- Mastering the Presidency, Nigel Hamilton takes us on another journey- charting the experience of the 42nd President as he took presidential oath of office and how he fared therafter in the piranha pool of Washington D.C. n riveting narrative, Hamilton charts what was possibly the greatest disaster and re-reinvention of a president in office in modern times. The Clinton Administration began ominously badly kicking off with the worst Transition in living memory. The presidency then deteriorated through a series of fiascos at every level, from domestic policy and congressional relations to international failures such as Somalia, Haiti, Rwanda and the failure to act over Bosnia. The disaster over health care reform capped a litany of errors; in fact, when the Democrats lost their majority in both houses of Congress in 1994 for the first time in forty years it looked as i
Nigel Hamilton is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers. He began his career with The Brothers Mann, a life of two of Germany's greatest 20th century authors. He then won the Whitbread Prize and Templer Medal for Monty, his definitive, three-volume official life of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, following which his JFK- Reckless Youth proved an international bestseller. He became the first Professor of Biography in Britain, at De Montfort University, and currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he is working on the last part of his Clinton trilogy.