Arkansas Mischief

  • by Jim McDougal, Curtis Wilkie
  • Narrated by Lloyd James
  • 12 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As Bill Clinton's political and business mentor, Jim McDougal, with his knowledge of embarrassing real-estate and banking deals, bribes, and obstructions of justice, long haunted the White House. McDougal's vivid self-portrait, completed only days before his death and coauthored by veteran journalist Curtis Wilkie, reveals the hidden intersections of politics and special interests in Arkansas and the betrayals that followed. It is the story of how ambitious men and women climbed out of rural obscurity and "how friendships break down and lives are ruined". Anecdotes fall like bright coins from a raconteur's rich purse. "Whitewater" is shown for what it was, a venture in land speculation that fell victim to mismanagement and high interest rates. Lies and cover-ups were the inevitable result. Vintage political history, Arkansas Mischief is a southern tragedy with lessons for us all.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] lively and engrossing excursion through the Arkansas culture that spawned McDougal and Bill Clinton." (The New Yorker)
"His book shows more than anything yet written about Whitewater that the human drama of this scandal may outlast even its political effects." (Wall Street Journal)

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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WHITEWATER SCANDAL

Would you consider the audio edition of Arkansas Mischief to be better than the print version?

I HAVE NOT READ THE PRINTED VERSION


What other book might you compare Arkansas Mischief to and why?

N/A


Which character – as performed by Lloyd James – was your favorite?

JIM MCDOUGAL


What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

HOW THE CLINTONS BEHAVIOR IS CONSINSTANT THROUGH THE YEARS


Any additional comments?

I LOVED THE STORY. I CANNOT APPROVE OF SOME THE LANGUAGE. IT WAS UNNESSARY FOR THE STORY. OTHERWISE, THE BOOK IS VERY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE. I WOULD RECCOMEND IT.

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- Amazon Customer

No more Clintons in the White House

And I thought I didn't like Hillary BEFORE I listened to this book. Jim McDougall is no saint, but this books makes me feel sorry for him.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.