New Book Features Interviews with African-Americans for Thoughts on Clinton Presidency

SEPTEMBER 8, 2006 - Posted at 8:01 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansan Bill Clinton was once dubbed the nation's first "black president."  Now he is the focus of a new book chronicaling nearly 100 black Americans' thoughts on the 42nd president.

Clinton says the release of the book, titled "Conversations: William Jefferson Clinton, from Hope to Harlem" is an unprecedented look at his eight years in office.  It was written by Clinton's former diarist Janis Kearney.

The book features interviews of U.S. Representative John Lewis of Georgia, former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell and baseball great Hank Aaron.

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