Thursday, February 25, 2010

Radio Sells Books

After only one week on his radio tour, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr By Ken Gormley hit #26 on the NY Times bestseller list.

This self-published book: America's Economic War: Your Freedom, Money and Life by Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D. noticed a substantial jump in ranking on after only 2 weeks on his radio tour at the start of 2010. His Amazon sales ranking went from about 1,300,000 to about 21,000 in three days!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ken Gormley's Best-Selling Clinton Book

The Reviews are in and THE DEATH OF AMERICAN VIRTUE: Clinton vs. Starr by author and interim dean and professor of law at Duquesne University Ken Gormley is quickly climbing the best-seller lists as Mr. Gormley continues his book tour. This explosive new book tells the complete, balanced, and revealing story of the scandals that nearly destroyed Bill Clinton's presidency. Reflecting a decade of research and unprecedented access, it is a book that Clinton supporters and detractors will both love and be troubled by.

LA Times: The author provides everything you wanted to know about the former president, independent counsel, Monica Lewinsky, Paula Jones and others, in 800 pages. Weighing in at nearly 800 pages, Gormley's "The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr" spares nary a detail in its effort to be the definitive text on a saga that began with allegations about a 1978 Arkansas land deal and ended more than two decades later with a sensational report compiled by Ken Starr's Office of the Independent Counsel and an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

The Washington Post: Ken Gormley's new book about the Clinton impeachment saga bears the lurid and trite title "The Death of American Virtue," which sounds like a mashup of works by the conservative pundit William Bennett. Happily, though, it's nothing of the sort. It is, rather, something I didn't imagine would arrive so soon: a restrained, fair-minded, soup-to-nuts history of the largely fruitless investigations of Bill Clinton that shadowed so much of his presidency.

San Francisco Chronicle: it's a great read that reveals the core dynamics of historical events that influence (and plague) American political life to this day. Gormley is particularly good at teasing out turning points at which apparently minor decisions resulted in momentous consequences.

The Philly Inquirer

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr

By Ken Gormley

THE DEATH OF AMERICAN VIRTUE: Clinton vs. Starr by author and interim dean and professor of law at Duquesne University Ken Gormley, tells the complete, balanced, and revealing story of the scandals that nearly destroyed Bill Clinton’s presidency. Reflecting a decade of research and unprecedented access, it is a book that Clinton supporters and detractors will both love and be troubled by.

Ken on Fox & Friends - 2-17-10
Ken on The Today Show - 2-16-10
NY Times Review - 2-14-10

THE DEATH OF AMERICAN VIRTUE is filled with new revelations and fresh details that are sure to make headlines on both sides, including:

• Extensive first-person interviews with President Clinton, Kenneth Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal, Henry Hyde, Supreme Court justices, and a host of other key players in the drama

• Personal correspondence to and from Ken Starr, never before made public, as he was seeking to prosecute the president and First Lady

• A shocking revelation that resolves one of the great mysteries of the Clinton wars - something that Ken Starr and his prosecutors always suspected but could never prove: confirmation that Susan McDougal did in fact have a brief, intimate affair with then-Governor Clinton

• Chilling new details concerning the death of White House lawyer Vince Foster, including a firsthand account by the only person to identify his body at the morgue

• New evidence that Bill Clinton’s lawyers would have offered at trial in order to destroy the civil lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, and extensive documents from the Jones lawyers revealing their strategy to defeat the president

• Evidence that the Starr prosecutors came to distrust Linda Tripp after FBI lab tests indicated that some of her taped conversations with Monica Lewinsky contained unexplained erasures, directly contradicting her sworn testimony. This discovery forced Starr’s office to scrub and rewrite its original version of the Starr Report to omit all references to Tripp’s suspect tapes.

• Never-before-released psychiatric records for convicted Whitewater felon Jim McDougal during his time in federal prison that reveal his desperate efforts to supply incriminating evidence against the Clintons, and the startling circumstances that led to his death in solitary confinement

• New information concerning the effort by Starr’s prosecutors to indict First Lady Hillary Clinton. Even the Clintons themselves remain unaware of the details of that proposed indictment, released in this book for the first time

• Monica Lewinsky’s previously untold account of the whereabouts of the elusive blue dress - stained with President Clinton’s semen and DNA - that Starr’s office could not locate until she turned it over

• Linda Tripp’s startling assertion that she believed President Bill Clinton was trying to “hit on her” when she worked as an assistant stationed outside the Oval Office - and how she believes that First Lady Hillary Clinton intentionally moved her to a new job, upstairs in the West Wing, as part of “a pattern of moving temptation away from the president.”

Steadfast supporters of the Clintons will point to disclosures made in the book such as:

• Damning information concerning the Justice Department’s internal investigation of Ken Starr’s prosecutors relating to their handling of the initial sting of Monica Lewinsky (the secret report has been blocked from public view and is still under seal)

• Attorney General Janet Reno’s blunt assessment of Ken Starr as independent counsel

• New evidence that Starr’s office drafted an impeachment referral to Congress, based upon weak Whitewater evidence, before the Lewinsky affair ever came to light

• Evidence showing that the decision by Ken Starr’s office to expand into the explosive Lewinsky case - perhaps the most important decision in its four-year investigation - was made with virtually no input from Starr himself

• A never-before-told account of how the FBI tried to “set up” the Secret Service by making that agency believe that President Clinton’s DNA was not on Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress

• Strong evidence that the so-called “distinguishing characteristic” on Clinton’s body (which Paula Jones insisted would prove Clinton exposed himself to her), did not exist

• Surprise film footage of Paula Jones telling her story before it gained national media attention that likely would have sunk her case if she went to trial

• Proof that Starr’s office aggressively lobbied Janet Reno and Eric Holder to take over the Lewinsky case, which contradicts statements made by Starr and his prosecutors that they reluctantly agreed to handle the case only after being pressed to do so by Reno and her team

Defenders of special prosecutor Ken Starr will point to new revelations including:

• A direct admission by Monica Lewinsky, made for the first time, that Bill Clinton lied under oath during his grand jury testimony

• New evidence that Clinton’s advisers had serious concerns, in the summer of ’99, that he would be removed from office by members of his own party

• President Gerald Ford’s surprising disclosure, before his death, of his secret effort to convince President Clinton to admit that he lied under oath in order to work out a censure deal and avoid a Senate impeachment trial - and Clinton’s adamant refusal to make that admission

• Information revealing, for the first time, that Judge Susan Webber Wright seriously considered finding Clinton in criminal contempt in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial - a move that could have ended Clinton’s presidency by providing the Senate with a distinctive finding of criminal conduct

• Surprising evidence that before the Lewinsky investigation broke open, Ken Starr - despite White House portrayals of him as a rabid political zealot out to bring down President Clinton - was generally neutral and deferential toward the president in his role as Whitewater prosecutor

• Unvarnished comments made by Monica Lewinsky and her family disclosing their true feelings about Bill Clinton today

THE DEATH OF AMERICAN VIRTUE is an epic work of nonfiction about a scandal that left bodies littered across the road. It is the final word on the Clinton/Starr struggle, a political battle that divided America like none other in modern history and forced Americans of all political stripes to reevaluate the wisdom of partisan warfare with no boundaries. In an age when public servants of both political parties and their supporters often risk destroying the institutions of government they are sworn to protect in the name of advancing their own versions of American virtue, this book is a sobering reminder that “going rogue” comes at a dangerously high price to our nation.

Monday, February 1, 2010

America's Economic War By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

America's Economic War - Your Freedom, Money and Life
A Citizen's Handbook for Understanding the War between American Capitalism and Socialism
By Gerard Lameiro, Ph.D.

President Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan today guaranteeing America trillion-dollar-plus deficits for three consecutive years as we Americans tighten our belts more than ever to meet our own expenses. But how will the decisions the administration makes today affect us and future generations?

Are you struggling to understand what's really going on in the American economy today? Do you want to know if our economy will turn around quickly, or get bogged down in a bad recession... or, worse, collapse into a ten-year depression? Do you want to understand why we confront a constant stream of bad economic reports and financial crises? Why we face increasing inflation with mounting food and energy prices? Why our leaders engage in fierce political battles with one another? Do you want to understand why American culture and morality are in steep decline?

Economist and economic growth expert, Gerard Francis Lameiro, addresses all these questions and many more in this clearly written, easy-to-understand, and vitally important book that identifies and describes America's Economic War. In his engaging style and with his optimistic vision and uncanny ability to make the complex very simple, Dr. Lameiro describes in riveting detail:
  • Americas economic war between American capitalism and socialism that is raging across our country today;
  • The 47 major and three special battles taking place right now that are dramatically impacting American culture, government, and the American economy; and
  • The serious risks to you and your family's freedom, money and lives.
America's Economic War is a test of America's moral strength and courage, a test of its Constitutional principles, and a test of its great engine of economic freedom and prosperity. This book will help you get a solid understanding of America's economic war and how American capitalism can help all of us to achieve a brighter future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

You might not realize it right now because you are busy with work or school or family concerns, but you and your family's freedom, money and life are all at risk today. America's Economic War is raging and changing everything about life in America. Each and every one of us is dramatically impacted. Yet, few of us recognize that America's Economic War is taking place at all. Indeed, fewer still understand the causes of the war, or its impact and potential dangers.

About the Author: Economist, economic growth expert and CEO of Lameiro Economics LLC, a company focused on bringing practical economic knowledge about freedom, economic growth and prosperity to America and to the world, Dr. Lameiro was previously a member of Hewlett-Packard's Strategy and Corporate Development team, President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and an Assistant Professor in Colorado State University's College of Business.