The Cheney Vice Presidency

Book - 2008
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Dick Cheney changed history, defining his times and shaping a White House as no vice president has before--yet concealing most of his work from public view. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman shows how Cheney operated, why, and what he wrought. This is a work of careful, concrete, and original reporting backed by hundreds of interviews with close Cheney allies as well as rivals, many speaking candidly on the record for the first time. It is a study of the inner workings of the Bush administration and the vice president's central role as the administration's canniest power player. Gellman exposes the mechanics of Cheney's largely successful post-September 11 campaign to win unchecked power for the commander in chief, and reflects upon, and perhaps changes, the legacy that Cheney--and the Bush administration as a whole--will leave as they exit office.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594201868
Characteristics: 483 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Nov 22, 2013

Read this book or Cheney will shoot you in the face!

Jul 04, 2011

For those who have despaired at the current Administration, this fascinating book confirms that the vice president was behind much of it, perhaps more so than suspected. Gellman writes clearly and with authority. And the timing of the book's release could not be better. Your anger is assuaged by the fact that January 20 is coming soon.

Nov 02, 2008

sneaky guy, see why there were problems

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