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The Clinton Tapes

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Taylor Branch discusses his book The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President, a record of the conversations he had with President Bill Clinton during his eight years in office. President Clinton revealed what he thought and felt, but couldn’t say in public about the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, the failure of health care reform, and his political struggles from Whitewater to the impeachment trial.

Event: Taylor Branch will be reading and signing books
Wednesday, September 30th, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Upper West Side
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street

Guests:

Taylor Branch

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Comments [2]

steve from queens

Talking about his charisma and ability to connect to people reminded me of something that happened in the mid 1990's. He was in town and they had blocked streets. We pedestrians could not cross roads or move; we were barricaded. Everybody was mad. As his motorcade passed by people cursed and scowled. I didn't, I was the only person to wave at him. He turned to wave at me, but the car had passed - so what did he do? he turned around and reached over the people next to him and waved out the back window at me. I knew then that he was someone who had to connect with people. Sadley, it was that trait that led to some of the problems he had while in office.

Sep. 30 2009 12:38 PM
Ashton from Chelsea, Manhattan

Geez. Is it my imagination or does Branch really SOUND like Bill Clinton?

Sep. 30 2009 12:28 PM

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