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By his own rules : the ambitions, successes, and ultimate failures of Donald Rumsfeld

Author: Bradley Graham
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Donald Rumsfeld; Donald Rumsfeld; Donald Rumsfeld
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley Graham
ISBN: 9781586484217 1586484214 9781586487102 1586487108
OCLC Number: 294066464
Description: viii, 803 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A bit of a rascal --
Developing his own tune --
Tough enough --
Keep your eye on Rummy --
A politician in the corporate world --
A friendly hawkish guy --
Operating from the outbox --
Lots of battlefronts --
A defining moment --
Iterative planning --
Too many hands on the wheel --
Long, hard slog --
The thought of resigning --
Framework for Iraq --
Second thoughts --
A period of continuous change --
Toward the abyss --
Not well enough or fast enough.
Responsibility: Bradley Graham.

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Donald Rumsfeld came to the job with a stunning resume. Once a congressional hotshot, he had served with skill and creativity at the top levels of Nixon and Ford administrations, and then gone on to  Read more...

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Thomas E. Ricks, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and author of "The Gamble" and "Fiasco" "Donald Rumsfeld is one of the most interesting and troubling figures of the Bush era, and Bradley Graham is Read more...

 
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