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'The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr' by Ken Gormley
'The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr' by Ken Gormley

Shortly after Duquesne University law professor Ken Gormley decided to write a book about the crisis that almost ended Bill Clinton's presidency, a powerful publishing figure offered some advice. "I won't name names, but a very prominent agent said: 'No one's going to care about the Clintons in another year or two, they're passé,' " Gormley said recently over lunch here. "This was in 2000." Later, when it looked as if Hillary Clinton might win the 2008 Democratic nomination, other would-be experts urged Gormley to get his book out. But his publisher decided to stick with the writer's timeline, deeming it too important to be...

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