The Clinton Tapes have been included in two “Best of” Lists:

Clintons Canoodle, Market Deity Rand in Year’s Top Nonfiction

Top Five Nonfiction Books, Marc Rich to Ayn Rand: The Muse List

Where the News Comes From: Walking back a single day’s top stories
New York

New York But who does in fact break news? Where do previously unknown twists to a story come from? Rather than exploring the question rhetorically, we decided to conduct a little experiment. We took a random Monday— September 21, 2009—and gathered all the news that was reported that day from 84 news sources across the spectrum, including sixteen major papers; thirteen magazines; many prominent network, cable, and radio news shows; and eighteen news-focused websites. Then we chose seven stories and set out to determine who was responsible for the individual pieces of original reporting that advanced each one. Read full article >

Secret White House tapes provide new Clinton book


During his presidency, Bill Clinton met prize-winning historian Taylor Branch 79 times in the White House to record a secret diary of his time in office…Branch, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for “Parting the Waters: America in the King years 1954-63“, spoke to Reuters about Clinton project and his book. Read full article >

Q&A with Taylor Branch
Arkansas Times

Arkansas Times

When Taylor Branch’s new book, “The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President,” was released, it set off an instant firestorm of beltway conversations and ruminations about the same old stuff — the affair with Monica, his relationship with Al Gore, the Whitewater investigations. The book is about all those things, but underneath is the somewhat simple story of two men, at the pinnacle of their chosen paths, talking. Read full article >

Biography Reveals Bill Clinton the Father
Mens’ News Daily

Mens' News DailyI’ve never been a fan of Bill Clinton…But now there’s a biography of Clinton by historian Taylor Branch that this article says gives an entirely different view of the former president – Clinton the father (Time, 10/5/09). It’s made me rethink my understanding of Bill Clinton. Read full article >

The Other Bill Clinton


A daughter seeking her father’s attention faces steep competition when he’s also the leader of the free world. Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice smoked on the White House roof, buried a voodoo doll of the incoming First Lady under the White House lawn, jumped fully clothed into a cruise-ship pool — and persuaded a Congressman to follow. “I can either run the country or I can control Alice,” Roosevelt once said. “I cannot possibly do both.” Read full article >

The Clinton Years, in Clinton’s Words. Sort Of.
The Washington Post

Washington PostThe result is an arresting portrait of the former president and a revealing look at the Clinton years. Branch, an old friend of Clinton’s, focused the interviews — as much as possible — on the events of the day. Read full article >


VIDEO – Clinton Confidential
The Baltimore Sun

UNC-CH gets Clinton-era papers
News & Observer

News & ObserverOn Jan. 4, a new window into Bill Clinton’s presidency will open at UNC-Chapel Hill.

That’s when a trove of source material Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch used for his new book on the Clinton presidency will become publicly available at the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-CH. Read full article >


VIDEO – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch discusses his new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President.
USA Today


Secret interviews add insight to Clinton presidency
USA Today, Susan Page

USA TodayBALTIMORE — The call from the White House usually would come in late afternoon. President Clinton had a few hours open in the evening. Could he come over? Taylor Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and civil rights historian, would pick up a notepad of questions and two microcassette recorders and drive his truck down Interstate 95 to Washington. Read full article >

The Bill Clinton Tapes: A Q&A with Taylor Branch, author of The Clinton Tapes, Wil S. Hylton

GQIt has been nearly forty years since three young Democratic activists named Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, and Taylor Branch moved into a small apartment together in Austin, Texas, to wage a presidential campaign for George McGovern. In the decades since, the Clintons have taken that political fire to the center of American political life, while Branch has chosen a quieter course, writing three definitive volumes on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and winning both the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur “genius” grant. Read full article >