Dean and Professor of Law
Duquesne University School of Law
Ken Gormley, whose award-winning work The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr has received critical acclaim as one of the best non-fiction books of 2010, currently serves as Dean of Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, The Charlie Rose Show, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Hardball with Chris Matthews, NPR’s Fresh Air, and hundreds of television and radio shows in the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India and worldwide.
The Death of American Virtue has been dubbed the “definitive historical account” of the Clinton-Starr imbroglio that divided the nation and left scars on the American political psyche that are still evident today in Washington. An “Editor’s Choice” selection by the New York Times Book Review, Gormley’s book has earned praise, by liberal and conservative commentators alike, as a hauntingly fair and accurate portrayal of a scandal that nearly destroyed a presidency. In exclusive interviews with President Clinton, Ken Starr, Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Paula Jones, Susan McDougal and other key players in the drama, Gormley offers a wealth of new material and insights. From special prosecutor Starr’s initial probe of the Whitewater land deal in Arkansas to Paula Jones’s sexual harassment suit to the Monica Lewinsky affair, culminating in a dramatic Senate impeachment trial, The Death of American Virtue is a riveting account of an escalating political feeding frenzy. The Washington Post Book-Word has credited Gormley with “heroic even-handedness” in writing a book that is destined to be a political classic.
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