After Words

After Words: Taylor Branch, "The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President" interviewed by John Harris, editor in chief of Politico

About the Program

Taylor Branch recalls his eight years of private meetings with President Bill Clinton between 1993 and 2001 in The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President.  Mr. Branch and the former president would meet monthly and discuss current events with the intent of creating an oral history that would present an insider's view of the American presidency.  Taylor Branch discusses his book with John Harris, editor in chief of Politico and author of The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House.  Recently, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star, and Chicago Tribune selected The Clinton Tapes  as one of their notable books of 2009.

About the Authors

Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is the author of a multi-volume history of the Civil Rights Movement, the first volume "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63" was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.   Mr. Branch was formerly a staff member of Harper's, Esquire, and The Washington Monthly. For more information visit, www.taylorbranch.com.


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John Harris

John Harris is the editor in chief of Politico.  He was formerly a political reporter for the Washington Post where he covered the Clinton White House from 1995 to 2001.  He is the author of The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House and co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008.

 

Program Information

After Words: Taylor Branch, "The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President" interviewed by John Harris, editor in chief of Politico

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