By Stephen F. Hayes
In the course of a forty-year occupation in politics, vp Dick Cheney has been interested by probably the most consequential judgements in contemporary American heritage. He used to be considered one of a number of choose advisers within the room while President Gerald Ford made up our minds to claim an finish to the Vietnam battle. approximately thirty years later, from the presidential bunker lower than the White condominium within the moments instantly following the assaults of September eleven, 2001, he assisted in shaping the reaction: America's international battle on terror. but for all of his impact, the area is familiar with little or no approximately Dick Cheney. the main strong vice chairman in U.S. background has additionally been the main secretive and protected of all public officers. "Am I the evil genius within the nook that no-one ever sees pop out of his hole?" Cheney requested rhetorically in 2004. "It's a pleasant method to function, actually." Now, in Cheney: The Untold tale of America's strongest and arguable vp, ny instances bestselling writer and Weekly commonplace senior author Stephen F. Hayes bargains readers a groundbreaking view into the area of this such a lot enigmatic guy. Having had particular entry to Cheney himself, Hayes attracts upon hundreds and hundreds of interviews with the vp, his boyhood pals, political mentors, relations, reticent staffers, and senior Bush management officers, to carry a finished portrait of 1 of crucial political figures nowa days. the wide variety of issues Hayes covers contains Cheney's withdrawal from Yale; his early run-ins with the legislations; the incident that just about obtained him blackballed from operating within the Ford White condo; his meteoric upward thrust to congressional management; his competition to removal Saddam Hussein from energy after the 1st Gulf struggle; the solo, cross-country force he took after leaving the Pentagon; his choice as Bush's operating mate; his commanding functionality on 11th of September; the competitive intelligence and interrogation measures he driven within the aftermath of these assaults; the need of the Iraq conflict; the implications of blunders made in the course of and after that warfare; and intelligence battles with the CIA and their lasting results. With exhaustive reporting, Hayes shines a gentle into the shadows of the Bush management and reveals a truly diversified Dick Cheney from the single the USA thinks it is aware.
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Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President by Stephen F. Hayes