The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s
Lecturer: Gil Troy
Gil Troy takes us on a captivating safari through America in the 1990s. His book on the Clinton years has a brilliant insight on just about every page about the President, the politics, the culture, and all of us. It's a magnificent read. (Lesley Stahl, correspondent, Sixty Minutes) This year-by-year chronicle of the wild, transformative 1990s centers on the Clinton White House, using Bill and Hillary Clinton as the central characters of a decade that helped invent our lives today. In this unique analysis, historian Gil Troy shows how the 'Nineties' cultural and technological changes shaped the Clintons even as the Clintons shaped them.
Linking the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Newt Gingrich, Bill Gates, Kurt Cobain, and Harry Potter, taking readers from the New York of Rent to Beverly Hills 90120, he identifies the decade as the Age of Clinton for the president who personified its noble aspirations, notable achievements, missed opportunities, and embarrassing excesses. Particularly relevant as Hillary Clinton runs for president, this book will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle. In showing how Americans lived and changed, Troy shows how American Jews lived and changed. In exploring Bill Clinton's quest for peace in the Middle East, Troy depicts this Democratic president's love for Israel-and fury at Yasir Arafat for undermining the Oslo Peace Process.