Gil Troy

American Historian

The Age Of Clinton: America in the 1990s




Read this year-by-year chronicle of the wild, transformative 1990s, centering on the Clinton White House.


The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Seismic shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the talented, charismatic, and flawed Baby Boomer president and his controversial, polarizing, but increasingly popular wife Hillary.


Even more relevant as we head toward the 2016 election, The Age of Clinton will appeal to readers on both sides of the aisle.   READ MORE....

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About Gil Troy

Gil Troy is the author of The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s, to be published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press in October 2015. In 2012, he edited and updated the classic multi-volume History of American Presidential Campaigns, originally edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. and Fred Israel. His most recent book, Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism looking at the fall of the UN and the Rise of Reagan was published by Oxford University Press. Jewish Ideas Daily designated it one of its “best books” of 2012 and it was the winner of a 2014 J.I. Segal Award in the category of English Non-Fiction Award on a Jewish Theme.

Troy has been widely published and quoted in the American, Canadian, and Israeli media, including writing nine essays for the New York Times’ feature “Campaign Stops” in the 2012 campaign. He writes a weekly column for the Daily Beast on Forgotten American History, putting current events in historical perspective, as well as a weekly column for the Jerusalem Post often republished in the Huffington Post. He also blogs regularly at the History News Network, and has been published in the Wilson Quarterly, the Washington Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and The New Republic, among other publications.  From 2012 to 2013 he was Editor-at-Large at Open Zion of the Daily Beast.


A professor at McGill University since 1990, from 1997 to 1998 he served as chairman of McGill’s history department.  In March, 1999 he was promoted to full professor. Maclean’s Magazine has repeatedly identified him as one of McGill’s “Popular Profs” and History News Network designated him one of its first “Top Young Historians.”

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