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Drew, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 32 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 14,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E885, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Drew
On the edge : the Clinton presidency by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinton's far-reaching domestic proposals and considerable achievements are recounted, as well as the distracting and corrosive personal struggles, especially Whitewater. Drew portrays his legislative gambles - from health care to NAFTA - and his costly inattention to foreign policy - the confused policymaking on Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti. She reveals the struggles within the President's foreign policy team. She traces how controversies over such a wide range of issues and events - gays in the military, the mishandling of Zoe Baird's and Lani Guinier's nominations, the $200 haircut, the travel office, and the death of Vincent Foster - have undermined confidence in Clinton's Presidency and fanned the flames of "the character issue." She shows sides of Clinton never seen before and explores the critical and little-understood role of Hillary Rodham Clinton - both as a power and as a personality - and measures the truly unprecedented influence of Vice President Al Gore
Citizen McCain by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Senator John McCain, focusing on how he is working to change politics in the United States at the dawn of the twenty-first century
Washington journal : the events of 1973-1974 by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard M. Nixon by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex man at the center of America's most self-destructive presidency. In this revelatory assessment of the only president ever forced out of office, Washington journalist Drew explains how Nixon's troubled inner life offers the key to understanding his presidency. She shows how Nixon was surprisingly indecisive on domestic issues and often wasn't interested in them. Turning to international affairs, she reveals the inner workings of Nixon's complex relationship with Henry Kissinger, and their mutual rivalry and distrust. The Watergate scandal that ended his presidency was both an overreach of executive power and the inevitable result of his paranoia and passion for vengeance. Even Nixon's post-presidential rehabilitation was motivated by a consuming desire for respectability, and he succeeded through his remarkable resilience. While giving him credit for his achievements, Drew questions whether such a man--beleaguered, suspicious, and motivated by resentment and paranoia--was fit to hold America's highest office.--From publisher description
Showdown : the struggle between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showdown is the story of the most dramatic political rivalry in decades. The Democratic President, brilliant but seen as indecisive and vulnerable, is directly challenged by the equally brilliant new Republican Speaker of the House, who seeks to complete the Reagan Revolution by repealing the Great Society and the New Deal. Drew writes with proven authority and intimate detail of the titanic battle that ensued between the Clinton administration and the Republican Congress - especially between the wavering President and the determined Speaker. Drew's masterly reporting exposes the range of Gingrich's ambition and the way he sought to control the House. She describes Gingrich's complex relationship with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who, no enthusiast, struggled to keep up with Gingrich's revolution, and shows the impact the race for the Republican presidential nomination - in particular, between Dole and Senator Phil Gramm - had on national policy. Through amazingly candid interviews with key congressional figures, Drew elicits exactly how the GOP leadership formed a strategy to roll back the welfare state and destroy the power of the Democratic base. She again takes us behind the scenes to show us what the key players - on both sides - were doing and saying privately as they waged their all-out war. She tells us what the outwardly confident Gingrich worried about. She shows President Clinton trying to regain his footing following the devastating election (a humiliation that he and his wife took much harder than was publicly understood) and turning to a new key adviser, Dick Morris. Drew describes what effect Morris, a former Republican adviser, had on Clinton and the new strains within the White House his arrival caused. She presents a White House more riven than any in memory. Showdown makes clear the enormous stakes of this political struggle - no less than the future direction of the federal government and the fate of programs that affect everyone's life
Portrait of an election : the 1980 presidential campaign by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corruption of American politics : what went wrong and why by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Birch Lane Press book."
Politics and money : the new road to corruption by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author shows how big money from organized interests influences congressional behavior, and how private money still plays a major role in presidential politics. She describes the extent to which members of Congress are preoccupied with the need to raise campaign funds and she shows, too, how organized interests go about making their contributions and getting the most for their investment. Elizabeth Drew reveals the previously undisclosed rivers of money that flow into campaigns and offers solutions to the problems she describes."--Publisher's description
Whatever it takes : the real struggle for political power in America by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her access to the back rooms and closed meetings, Elizabeth Drew has written the secret history of a titanic battle. She reveals the details of the often ruthless strategies conservative activist groups used to insure their hold on the House of Representatives. Drew shows that Republican leaders, in fact, decided to throw Dole overboard much earlier than was realized, and discloses the other brutal decisions that were made lest his inept campaign get in the way of their more pressing goals
Senator by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American journal : the events of 1976 by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaign journal : the political events of 1983-1984 by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Election journal : political events of 1987-1988 by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the presidential election of 1988 describing its meaning and effects
Washington journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's resignation from the White House, and no book has captured the extraordinary upheaval of America during the Watergate years better than Elizabeth Drew's Washington Journal. The book that established Drew's reputation as one of the shrewdest and sharpest writers on American politics, this book took in the emerging scandal with tremendous clarity and force. Unfolding over the course of a single year, from September 1973 to August 1974, this is the record of the near-dissolution of a nation's political conscience - told from within. Cool and understated - and all the more devastating for its understatement - this book was immediately hailed upon its publication in 1975 as a landmark work of journalism. With a new afterword that brings this all too relevant book squarely into the present and reflects on what has changed - and what hasn't - in the last forty years, this book is available again, ready for its place in the pantheon of great political writing
Fear and loathing in George W. Bush's Washington by Elizabeth Drew( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elizabeth Drew's answers to these questions begin by exposing the cynicism of the Bush presidential campaign, orchestrated by Rove. She also reveals the deep division between the "neocons" in the Defense Department and the "realists" in the State Department. The controversy between the two camps, she finds, has "brought out bitterness and knife-wielding of a sort that Washington has seldom seen."" "The result, she concludes, is that "the increasing unwillingness to compromise is not only blocking legislation but, it is not overdramatic to say, is subverting fundamental concepts of democracy.""--Jacket
Ford-Carter presidential debate( Visual )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three presidential debates in 1976 marked the first time in 16 years that presidential candidates engaged in general election debates and the first time in which an incumbent president participated. The first debate was devoted to domestic policy, the second to international policy and the third was open to any topic. The debates broke from 1960 tradition by allowing the moderators to ask follow-up questions, and allowed candidate rebuttals and closing statements. Another first was that the debates were broadcast from public places and before an audience instead of being conducted in television studios
Washington journal by Elizabeth Drew( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding over the course of a single year, from September 1973 to August 1974, Washington Journal is the record of the near-dissolution of a nation's political conscience-told from within. In this book, we see corruption in its most prosaic and grandest forms, along with occasional flashes of decency, ethics, and humanity, and other sights rarely witnessed in the wilds of the capital. Cool and understated-and all the more devastating for its understatement-Washington Journal was hailed upon its publication as a landmark work of journalism. With an introduction that brings this all too relevant book squarely into the present, Washington Journal is ready for its place in the pantheon of great writing about American politics
Nixon's the one : the '68 election and how it changed America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combining elements of biography with an exploration of the larger cultural, political, and historical landscape of the Sixties, the film argues that Nixon, far from being an improbable president, was the figure who most expertly exploited the tensions of the era, harnessing them for his own ends. A story about the political awakening of the Sunbelt and of the people Nixon called his 'forgotten Americans', Nixon's the One unearths the origins of the Red State-Blue State divide. It's a sobering, wry look at how the Sixties divided us, and how one man stepped into the breach to claim the biggest prize of all"--Container
Consolidating peace : Liberia and Sierra Leone( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost ten years on from the official end of wars in Sierra Leone (2002) and Liberia (2003), attention is shifting from post-war peacebuilding to longer-term development. What headway has been made? What challenges lie ahead? And what lessons that can be learnt? This issue of Accord draws on experiences and perspectives from across societies in both countries to explore comparative lessons and examine progress, and argues that peacebuilding policy and practice needs to concentrate more on people: on repairing and building relationships among communities, and between communities and the state; and on developing more participatory politics and society that includes marginalised groups. It suggests that customary practices and mechanisms can help deliver essential services across a range sectors, and that local civil society can facilitate national and international policy engagement with them
Showdown : the struggle between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House by Elizabeth Drew( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through amazingly candid interviews with key congressional figures, Drew elicits exactly how the GOP leadership formed a strategy to roll back the welfare state and destroy the power of the Democratic base. She again takes us behind the scenes to show us what the key players - on both sides - were doing and saying privately as they waged their all-out war. She tells us what the outwardly confident Gingrich worried about. She shows President Clinton trying to regain his footing following the devastating election (a humiliation that he and his wife took much harder than was publicly understood) and turning to a new key adviser, Dick Morris. Drew describes what effect Morris, a former Republican adviser, had on Clinton and the new strains within the White House his arrival caused. She presents a White House more riven than any in memory
 
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Alternative Names
Brenner, Elizabeth

Brenner, Elizabeth 1935-

Elizabeth Drew American journalist

Webster, Elizabeth 1935-

إليزابيت درو، 1935-

درو، إليزابيث، 1935-

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Citizen McCainRichard M. NixonShowdown : the struggle between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White HouseThe corruption of American politics : what went wrong and whyWhatever it takes : the real struggle for political power in AmericaFear and loathing in George W. Bush's WashingtonShowdown : the struggle between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House