Image de l'éditeur

By His Own Rules: The Story of Donald Rumsfeld

Graham, Bradley

Edité par Public Affairs, LLC, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2009
ISBN 10: 1586484214 / ISBN 13: 9781586484217
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion / Cloth / Quantité : 1
Vendeur DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books (Burke, VA, Etats-Unis)
Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs
Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre
Ajouter au panier
Prix: EUR 45,11
Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 4,56
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

Mettre de côté

Au sujet du livre

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : By His Own Rules: The Story of Donald ...

Éditeur : Public Affairs, LLC, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Cloth

Etat du livre : As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Edition : 1st Printing

Description :

803pp/illus. An epic examination of the life of one of the most confounding American political figures of the past half century . Once considered among the best and brightest of his generation, Donald Rumsfeld was exceptionally prepared by successful careers in politics and business to assume the Pentagon's top job in 2001. Yet six years later, he left office as the most controversial Defense Secretary since Robert McNamara, widely criticized for his management of the Iraq war and for his difficult relationships with Congress, administration colleagues, and military officers. Was he really the arrogant, errant, overcontrolling Pentagon leader frequently portrayed or as his supporters contend, a brilliant, hardcharging visionary caught in a whirl of polarized Washington politics, dysfunctional federal bureaucracy, and bad luck? Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 009722

A propos du livre :

Book ratings provided by GoodReads) :
3,67 note moyenne
(40 avis)

Synopsis : This is a penetrating portrait of Donald Rumsfeld by a respected journalist who has covered him closely and knows him well.This thoughtful, insightful, deeply-reported book is the first substantive biography of the man at the heart of the greatest American policy disaster since Vietnam.The story of Donald Rumsfeld is an exceptional personal drama that has had profound consequences for America and the world. Rumsfeld came to the job with a stunning resume. Once a young congressional hotshot, he had served with skill and creativity at the top levels of the Nixon and Ford administrations, and then gone on to score big in the corporate world as a rescuer of troubled firms. With a reputation as an agent of change, he took charge of the Pentagon - the government's biggest bureaucracy - determined to shake up the place and transform it for 21st century warfare. But searing criticism of his handling of the Iraq conflict came to overshadow other initiatives, and his tough management style alienated potential allies in Congress and many on the Pentagon staff.He is far from alone to blame for the administration's failings in Iraq - indeed; he frequently fumed in private about how others in the government had neglected to do their parts. But the certitude and bravado he displayed in public became a symbol of what went wrong with the Bush administration's plan to oust Saddam Hussein and establish a pro-Western democratic regime in Iraq - and made Rumsfeld such a political lightning rod that he was compelled to step down before the end of President Bush's second term.Rumsfeld is complex, and many of the conflicting traits evident in his tenure as secretary can be seen earlier in his life. He could be brilliant and engaging, charming and generous, highly ethical and deeply committed to public service. But he also could be obsessive and inflexible, gruff and dismissive, impatient and calculating.Graham does not have an ideological or political agenda. His reputation for fairness and thoroughness allows him to see Rumsfeld in the most comprehensive context and to provide a broad perspective on Rumsfeld's significant role in American history. Having conducted hundreds of interviews and searched through archives, Graham explains many of the twists and turns that have marked Rumsfeld's roller coaster ride.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Librairie et conditions de vente

Modes de paiement

Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • Chèque
  • EuroCard/MasterCard
  • Mandat postal
  • PayPal
  • Traite bancaire
  • Visa

[Chercher dans le catalogue du libraire]

[Afficher le catalogue du vendeur]

[Poser une question au libraire]

Libraire : DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books
Adresse : Burke, VA, Etats-Unis

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 9 avril 2001
Evaluation du vendeur : Evaluation 2 étoiles

Conditions de vente :

Check or money order in US$ payable to DBookmahn with order. We also accept Credit
Card payments through Paypal. Will hold book for seven days with email request.

DBookmahn's Used & Rare Military Books, P.O. Box 10826, Burke, VA. 22009.
Returnable within 14 days, if not fully satisfied.

Want lists accepted. We also sell new Schiffer and Fedorowicz books for 20% off list
price. We can order any in print Schiffer and Fedorowicz book for you at the discounted

Conditions de livraison :

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Description de la librairie : We specialize in quality military history books both new and old. Let us help you find that book that seems to be eluding you! We give you that friendly personal touch that is hard to find amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also buy quality used military history books. Our customer-centered internet mail order business was established in 1997. Since that time, we have sold thousands of books, in all 50 states and around the world. Our speciality is quality used and rare military history books covering all periods from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Emphasis on German military, Civil War, World Wars I & II and Soviet Union/Imperial Russia. In addition to our military books, we have an eclectic selection of other titles available for sale. We have a number of books on Ethnology particularly as it relates to the Negro in America, railroad histories, biographies, old books on ski-ing and much more. SEE OUR SITE OR EMAIL US FOR A CURRENT CATALOGUE OF SOME OF OUR MILITARY HISTORY TITLES In addition to our military titles on our home page, we are constantly expanding our books online here at ABE. Please check our inventory below!