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The Resource Rumsfeld : a personal portrait, Midge Decter

Rumsfeld : a personal portrait, Midge Decter

Label
Rumsfeld : a personal portrait
Title
Rumsfeld
Title remainder
a personal portrait
Statement of responsibility
Midge Decter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The sudden rise of Donald Rumsfeld to political stardom has been one of the most unexpected developments of the last few years. When he was appointed secretary of defense, no one foresaw that he would become the most prominent and influential member of President George W. Bush's cabinet. But as the main architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rumsfeld moved into a central position as a policymaker. And through his televised briefings, he also moved into the spotlight, where he won the almost worshipful admiration of millions of Americans by the extraordinary directness, agility, and confident poise he showed in handling the press."
  • "Drawing on her long acquaintance with Rumsfeld, a wealth of documents, and interviews with him and his family, friends, and colleagues, Midge Decter provides riveting accounts of the many milestones marking the journey Rumsfeld made from the suburbs of Chicago to the Pentagon. There is the insurgent young congressman; the head of the Office of Economic Opportunity; the ambassador to NATO; the White House chief of staff; the youngest ever secretary of defense; the successful corporate executive; and, finally, the spectacular corporate executive; and, finally, the spectacular second tour of duty as secretary of defense under Bush."
  • "As this remarkable story unfolds, Decter brings her knowledge of American culture to bear on the question of why so many Americans have responded so fervently to Rumsfeld. In answering, he points to the values of the Midwest in which he was born and bred and the powerful appeal they still exert in spite of how old-fashioned they seem in certain circles." "Decter's fascinating account of the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, lavishly illustrated with photographs from the private collection of the Rumsfeld family, is, then, essential reading for anyone who wishes to become better acquainted with a key figure in public life - a figure whose rise to stardom sheds new light on the current condition of the American people."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A behind-the-scenes portrait of the Secretary of Defense chronicles his achievements at the Pentagon, in the War on Terror, and during the military campaign against Iraq, noting his relationships with George W. Bush, the media, and the military. Reprint. 30,000 first printing
Biography type
individual biography
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172234
Cataloging source
DLC
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Decter, Midge
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rumsfeld, Donald
  • United States
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-
  • Cabinet officers
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a personal portrait
Label
Rumsfeld : a personal portrait, Midge Decter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000024853209
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780060561109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003058558
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Rumsfeld : a personal portrait, Midge Decter
Publication
Control code
000024853209
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
220 p.
Isbn
9780060561109
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003058558
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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