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Duty : memoirs of a secretary at war

Author: Robert Michael Gates; George Newbern
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A & M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Autobiography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Robert Michael Gates; Robert Michael Gates
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael Gates; George Newbern
ISBN: 9780804148627 0804148627 9780804148641 0804148643
OCLC Number: 864187501
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Includes an interview with the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 25:30:00.
Credits: Executive producer, Kelly Gildea ; director, Jessica Kaye.
Performer(s): Read by George Newbern.
Description: 20 audio discs (1530 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Summoned to duty --
Iraq, Iraq and Iraq --
Mending fences, finding allies --
Waging war on the Pentagon --
Beyond Iraq: a complicated world --
Good war, bad war --
One damn thing after another --
Transition --
New term, new agenda, old secretary --
Afghanistan: a house divided --
Difficult foes, difficult friends --
Meanwhile, back in Washington --
War, war? and revolution --
At war to the last day --
Reflections.
Responsibility: Robert M. Gates.

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From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert M. Gates was happily serving as president of Texas A & M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

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