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Rumsfeld

his rise, fall, and catastrophic legacy

by Cockburn, Andrew

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • United States. Dept. of Defense,
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Officials and employees,
  • Cabinet officers,
  • Military policy,
  • Iraq War, 2003-,
  • Biography,
  • United States,
  • Decision making

  • About the Edition

    Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of defense oversaw the army, navy, air force, and marines from 2001 to December 2006, is widely blamed for the catastrophic state of America"s involvement in Iraq. Here, Washington insider Cockburn details Rumsfeld"s decisions in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and also shows how his political legacy stretches back decades and will reach far into the future. Relying on sources that include high-ranking officials in the Pentagon and the White House, this book goes far beyond previous accounts to reveal a man consumed with the urge to dominate each and every human encounter, and whose aggressive ambition has long been matched by his inability to display genuine leadership or accept responsibility for egregious error.--From publisher description.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAndrew Cockburn
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE840.8.R84 C63 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 247 p. ;
    Number of Pages247
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24931300M
    ISBN 101416535748
    ISBN 109781416535744
    LC Control Number2007003626
    OCLC/WorldCa81150399

    Donald Rumsfeld, Writer: 4. Donald Rumsfeld was born on July 9, in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Henry Rumsfeld. He is a writer, known for 4 (), America's Newest Sweethearts () and American Deep State. He has been married to Joyce Pierson since Decem Born:   Mann's article on Rumsfeld is adapted from his book Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet, which will be published in April. He is a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for Author: Katie Bacon.

    Known and Unknown | Visit for er the enhanced e-book edition of Known and Unknown offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. For web-connected readers, it features more than links to never-before-available original documents from Donald Rumsfeld's extensive personal archive. The book challenges the notion that Rumsfeld was an effective manager driven to transform the American military, examines the reasons that Rumsfeld was removed from office, and shows how his second appointment as secretary of defense reflects a deep conflict between President Bush and his father, former president George H. W. Bush.

    Rumsfeld’s free-speaking verse Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is an accomplished man. Not only is he guiding the war in Iraq, he has been a pilot, a congressman, an ambassador, a. The book sold briskly and earned him a spot on the New York Times bestseller list as well as the enmity of a few Bush-administration colleagues, who felt Latimer had aired too much dirty laundry. About two years later, he opened Javelin with Urbahn, 30, another former Rumsfeld speechwriter.


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