In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

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Threshold Editions #ad - In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former vice president Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as one of the most steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of our country. The public perception of Dick Cheney has long been something of a contradiction.

In my time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it—with courage and without compromise. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, policymaker, a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, businessman, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.

In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir #ad - Born into a family of new deal democrats in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney was the son of a father at war and a high-spirited and resilient mother. Working with George W. This all-american story took an abrupt turn when he flunked out of Yale University, signed on to build power line in the West, and started living as hard as he worked.

Through it all, his principles, courting only the ideals that define him, his family, he has remained true to himself, and his country. He became congressman from Wyoming and was soon a member of the congressional leadership working closely with President Ronald Reagan. He became secretary of defense in the George H.

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Known and Unknown: A Memoir

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Sentinel #ad - It also features rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the Depression and World War II, his time as a Naval aviator; his service in Congress starting at age 30; his cabinet level positions in the Nixon and Ford White Houses; his assignments in the Reagan administration; and his years as a successful business executive in the private sector.

Eisenhower to George W. Bush. Rumsfeld addresses the challenges and controversies of his illustrious career, to bruising battles over transforming the military for the 21st century, to helping the Ford administration steer the country away from Watergate and Vietnam, to the war in Iraq, from the unseating of the entrenched House Republican leader in 1965, to confronting abuse at Abu Ghraib and allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Known and unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today's readers and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow's historians.

Known and Unknown: A Memoir #ad - Discover the enhanced e-book edition of Known and Unknown offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. Along the way, from elvis presley to dick cheney, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world's best known figures, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, he offers his plainspoken, and each American president from Dwight D.

Proceeds from the sales of Known and Unknown will go to the veterans charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation.

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Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America

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Threshold Editions #ad - A new book by former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney.

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Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - History has also been the most secretive and guarded of all public officials. With exhaustive reporting, hayes shines a light into the shadows of the Bush administration and finds a very different Dick Cheney from the one America thinks it knows. Am i the evil genius in the corner that nobody ever sees come out of his hole?" Cheney asked rhetorically in 2004.

He was one of a few select advisers in the room when President Gerald Ford decided to declare an end to the Vietnam War. Hayes offers readers a groundbreaking view into the world of this most enigmatic man. Yet for all of his influence, the world knows very little about Dick Cheney. Nearly thirty years later, 2001, from the presidential bunker below the White House in the moments immediately following the attacks of September 11, he helped shape the response: America's global war on terror.

Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President #ad - Having had exclusive access to cheney himself, hayes draws upon hundreds of interviews with the vice president, political mentors, and senior Bush administration officials, his boyhood friends, family members, reticent staffers, to deliver a comprehensive portrait of one of the most important political figures in modern times.

The wide range of topics hayes covers includes cheney's withdrawal from yale; his early run-ins with the law; the incident that almost got him blackballed from working in the Ford White House; his meteoric rise to congressional leadership; his opposition to removing Saddam Hussein from power after the first Gulf War; the solo, cross-country drive he took after leaving the Pentagon; his selection as Bush's running mate; his commanding performance on 9/11; the aggressive intelligence and interrogation measures he pushed in the aftermath of those attacks; the necessity of the Iraq War; the consequences of mistakes made during and after that war; and intelligence battles with the CIA and their lasting effects.

The most powerful vice president in U. S.

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Decision Points

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Crown #ad - Shattering the conventions of political autobiography, George W. Bush offers a strikingly candid journey through the defining decisions of his life. Bush describes the critical decisions of his presidency and personal life. A groundbreaking new brand of memoir, decision Points will captivate supporters, surprise critics, and change perspectives on one of the most consequential eras in American history – and the man at the center of events.

President George W. He also offers intimate new details on his decision to quit drinking, discovery of faith, and relationship with his family. Decision points is the extraordinary memoir of America’s 43rd president. In gripping, in the hours after america’s most devastating attack since pearl harbor; at the head of the table in the situation room in the moments before launching the war in Iraq; and behind the Oval Office desk for his historic and controversial decisions on the financial crisis, Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina, never-before-heard detail, Iran, President Bush brings readers inside the Texas Governor’s Mansion on the night of the hotly contested 2000 election; aboard Air Force One on 9/11, and other issues that have shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

Decision Points #ad - President bush writes honestly and directly about his flaws and mistakes, as well as his accomplishments reforming education, treating HIV/AIDS in Africa, and safeguarding the country amid chilling warnings of additional terrorist attacks.

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Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

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Penguin Books #ad - In angler, unleashing the national security agency to spy at home, including his hidden role in the Bush administration's most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney's work and its consequences, and promoting cruel and inhumane methods of interrogation.

The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney's domestic agenda in The Washington Post. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency #ad - An inspiration for the film Vice, Amy Adams,  starring Christian Bale, and Steve Carrell.

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Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life

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Broadside e-books #ad - Congressman, a high-level diplomat, compelling, a top aide to four american presidents, and often humorous observations about leadership, business, and the only twice-serving Secretary of Defense in American history—Donald Rumsfeld has collected hundreds of pithy, a CEO of two Fortune 500 companies, and life.

. The man once named one of america’s ten “toughest” CEOs by Fortune magazine offers current and future leaders practical advice on how to make their companies and organizations more effective. Throughout his distinguished career—as a naval aviator, a U. S. When president gerald ford ordered these aphorisms distributed to his White House staff in 1974, the collection became known as "Rumsfeld's Rules.

First gathered as three-by-five cards in a shoebox and then typed up and circulated informally over the years, foreign officials, business executives, diplomats, these eminently nonpartisan rules have amused and enlightened presidents, chiefs of staff, and members of Congress. They earned praise from the wall street journal as "required reading, though, " and from the New York Times which said: "Rumsfeld's Rules can be profitably read in any organization…The best reading, are his sprightly tips on inoculating oneself against that dread White House disease, the inflated ego.

Rumsfeld's Rules: Leadership Lessons in Business, Politics, War, and Life #ad - Distilled from a career of unusual breadth and accomplishment, rumsfeld's Rules can benefit people at every stage in their careers and in every walk of life, and dealing with the press, running a meeting, teachers, and organized under practical topics like hiring people, from aspiring politicos and industrialists to recent college graduates, and business leaders.

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Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

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Anchor #ad - In days of fire,  chief white house correspondent for the new york Times, Peter Baker, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency. Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president.

As absorbing as a thriller, it is eye-opening and essential reading. He brings to life with in-the-room immediacy all the drama of an era marked by devastating terror attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and financial collapse. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key players, and thousands of pages of never-released notes, Baker paints a riveting portrait of a partnership that evolved dramatically over time, from the early days when Bush leaned on Cheney, memos, making him the most influential vice president in history, to their final hours, and other internal documents, when the two had grown so far apart they were clashing in the West Wing.

. In days of fire, peter baker chronicles the history of the most consequential presidency in modern times through the prism of its two most compelling characters, capturing the elusive and shifting alliance of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney as no historian has done before. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled to protect the country, remake the world, and define their own relationship along the way.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House #ad - Together and separately, first on a bright september morning, they were tested as no other president and vice president have been, an unforgettable “day of fire” just months into the presidency, and on countless days of fire over the course of eight tumultuous years. Days of fire is a monumental and definitive work that will rank with the best of presidential histories.

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Cheney One on One: A Candid Conversation with America's Most Controversial Statesman

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Regnery Publishing #ad - A book to challenge the status quo, spark a debate, and get people talking about the issues and questions we face as a country! .

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No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington

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Broadway Books #ad - From one of the world’s most admired women, this is former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s compelling story of eight years serving at the highest levels of government. In her position as america’s chief diplomat, seeking common ground among sometimes bitter enemies, Rice traveled almost continuously around the globe, forging agreement on divisive issues, and compiling a remarkable record of achievement.

A native of birmingham, alabama who overcame the racism of the Civil Rights era to become a brilliant academic and expert on foreign affairs, Rice distinguished herself as an advisor to George W. Bush during the 2000 presidential campaign. Once bush was elected, she served as his chief adviser on national-security issues – a job whose duties included harmonizing the relationship between the Secretaries of State and Defense.

No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington #ad - It was a role that deepened her bond with the President and ultimately made her one of his closest confidantes. With the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Rice found herself at the center of the Administration’s intense efforts to keep America safe. Here, rice describes the events of that harrowing day – and the tumultuous days after.

No day was ever the same. Additionally, rice also reveals new details of the debates that led to the war in Afghanistan and then Iraq. The eyes of the nation were once again focused on rice in 2004 when she appeared before the 9-11 Commission to answer tough questions regarding the country’s preparedness for – and immediate response to – the 9-11 attacks.

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Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency

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Random House #ad - Bush’s running mate, Cheney reached a new level of influence. It’s also what’s bringing about his downfall. ”. It’s what got him to where he is today: the most powerful vice president to ever hold office. Yet cheney’s quiet, steady rise to prominence over a span of three decades occurred largely behind the scenes.

He’s completely sure of himself in everything he does. Bush administration. Dick cheney was the most powerful yet most unpopular vice president in U. S. History. The riveting, disturbing exposé of the vice president who co-opted executive control over the U. S. He survived the collapse of the Nixon presidency, finding a position in the administration of Gerald Ford.

Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency #ad - He was then elected to the House of Representatives, and later he earned a spot in the cabinet of the first Bush presidency. But when he became George W. He’s completely in control. From engineering his own selection as vice president to his support of policies allowing torture as a permissible weapon in the “war on terror, ” Cheney steered America consistently rightward.

Government and became the “shadow president” of the George W.

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