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Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war

Author: Robert Michael Gates
Publisher: London : WH Allen, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Robert Michael Gates; Robert Michael Gates
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Michael Gates
ISBN: 9780753555538 0753555530 9780753555545 0753555549
OCLC Number: 868806735
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 618 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Memoirs of a Secretary at war
Responsibility: Robert M. Gates.

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