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Gr 6-10-This well-written and readable volume opens with an account of the now-famous "Drudge Report" that brought the Clinton-Lewinsky affair to public attention. Cohen then provides background material on Clinton's "character issue," the Whitewater investigation, Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, and the Paula Jones sexual-harassment suit. The rest of the book follows the development of the scandal, with its resulting legal actions and media wars, to its conclusion with Clinton's impeachment proceedings. Although the author includes enough details for readers to grasp the legal, political, and moral issues at play, he does not descend into the sensationalism that marked so much of the media reportage. He concludes with a discussion of the legacy of the case, making predictions about its impact upon the country as a whole and on the individuals most involved. The coverage and analysis are objective and include numerous primary-source documents. The black-and-white photos are rather dark and add little to the text. This clear and sensitive treatment of this convoluted course of events will serve both report writers and general readers.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

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