skip to content
Rumsfeld : a personal portrait Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Rumsfeld : a personal portrait

Author: Midge Decter
Publisher: New York : ReganBooks, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The making of an American icon The sudden rise of Donald Rumsfeld to political stardom has been one of the most unexpected developments of the last few years. When he was appointed secretary of defense, no one foresaw that he would become the most prominent and influential member of President George W. Bush's cabinet. But as the main architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rumsfeld moved into a central  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Donald Rumsfeld; Donald Rumsfeld; Donald Rumsfeld; Donald Rumsfeld
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Midge Decter
ISBN: 0060560916 9780060560911
OCLC Number: 52814036
Description: xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Prelude --
Introduction --
1. A star is born --
2. Mr. Rumsfeld goes to Washington --
3. Moving on --
4. Taking charge --
5. The wild blue yonder --
6. Back in the saddle again --
7. A change in the weather --
8. Push comes to shove --
9. Stormy weather --
10. "A man who danced with his wife."
Responsibility: Midge Decter.
More information:

Abstract:

The making of an American icon The sudden rise of Donald Rumsfeld to political stardom has been one of the most unexpected developments of the last few years. When he was appointed secretary of defense, no one foresaw that he would become the most prominent and influential member of President George W. Bush's cabinet. But as the main architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rumsfeld moved into a central position as a policymaker. And through his televised briefings, he also moved into the spotlight, where he won the almost worshipful admiration of millions of Americans by the extraordinary directness, agility, and confident poise he showed in handling the press. Drawing on her long acquaintance with Rumsfeld, a wealth of documents, and interviews with him and his family, friends, and colleagues, Midge Decter provides riveting accounts of the many milestones marking the journey Rumsfeld made from the suburbs of Chicago to the Pentagon. There is the insurgent young congressman; the head of the Office of Economic Opportunity; the ambassador to NATO; the White House chief of staff; the youngest ever secretary of defense; the successful corporate executive; and, finally, the spectacular second tour of duty as secretary of defense under Bush. As this remarkable story unfolds, Decter brings her knowledge of American culture to bear on the question of why so many Americans have responded so fervently to Rumsfeld. In answering, she points to the values of the Midwest in which he was born and bred and the powerful appeal they still exert in spite of how old-fashioned they seem in certain circles. Decter's fascinating account of the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, lavishly illustrated with photographs from the private collection of the Rumsfeld family, is, then, essential reading for anyone who wishes to become better acquainted with a key figure in public life -- a figure whose rise to stardom sheds new light on the current condition of the American people.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52814036> # Rumsfeld : a personal portrait
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "52814036" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Topic/biographie> ; # Biographie
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001000148> ; # War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/355.0092/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Event/2001_2009> ; # 2001 - 2009
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/843535> ; # Cabinet officers
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/909111> ; # Employees
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754980> ; # War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/41974687> ; # Donald Rumsfeld
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Topic/cabinet_officers_united_states> ; # Cabinet officers--United States
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/138607920> ; # États-Unis. Department of defense
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/128989241> ; # United States. Department of Defense.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Topic/ministers_van_defensie> ; # Ministers van Defensie
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2003" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/36023010> ; # Midge Decter
    schema:datePublished "2003" ;
    schema:description "The making of an American icon The sudden rise of Donald Rumsfeld to political stardom has been one of the most unexpected developments of the last few years. When he was appointed secretary of defense, no one foresaw that he would become the most prominent and influential member of President George W. Bush's cabinet. But as the main architect of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rumsfeld moved into a central position as a policymaker. And through his televised briefings, he also moved into the spotlight, where he won the almost worshipful admiration of millions of Americans by the extraordinary directness, agility, and confident poise he showed in handling the press. Drawing on her long acquaintance with Rumsfeld, a wealth of documents, and interviews with him and his family, friends, and colleagues, Midge Decter provides riveting accounts of the many milestones marking the journey Rumsfeld made from the suburbs of Chicago to the Pentagon. There is the insurgent young congressman; the head of the Office of Economic Opportunity; the ambassador to NATO; the White House chief of staff; the youngest ever secretary of defense; the successful corporate executive; and, finally, the spectacular second tour of duty as secretary of defense under Bush. As this remarkable story unfolds, Decter brings her knowledge of American culture to bear on the question of why so many Americans have responded so fervently to Rumsfeld. In answering, she points to the values of the Midwest in which he was born and bred and the powerful appeal they still exert in spite of how old-fashioned they seem in certain circles. Decter's fascinating account of the life and career of Donald Rumsfeld, lavishly illustrated with photographs from the private collection of the Rumsfeld family, is, then, essential reading for anyone who wishes to become better acquainted with a key figure in public life -- a figure whose rise to stardom sheds new light on the current condition of the American people."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/650080> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Rumsfeld : a personal portrait"@en ;
    schema:productID "52814036" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52814036#PublicationEvent/new_york_reganbooks_2003> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Agent/reganbooks> ; # ReganBooks
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060560911> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52814036> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Event/2001_2009> # 2001 - 2009
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "2001 - 2009" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/650080#Topic/ministers_van_defensie> # Ministers van Defensie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ministers van Defensie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2001000148> # War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "War on Terrorism, 2001-2009"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1754980> # War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "War on Terrorism (2001-2009)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/843535> # Cabinet officers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Cabinet officers"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/909111> # Employees
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Employees"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/128989241> # United States. Department of Defense.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Department of Defense." ;
    schema:name "United States. Department of Defense" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/138607920> # États-Unis. Department of defense
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "États-Unis. Department of defense" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/36023010> # Midge Decter
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Decter" ;
    schema:givenName "Midge" ;
    schema:name "Midge Decter" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41974687> # Donald Rumsfeld
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1932" ;
    schema:deathDate "" ;
    schema:familyName "Rumsfeld" ;
    schema:givenName "Donald" ;
    schema:name "Donald Rumsfeld" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060560911>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0060560916" ;
    schema:isbn "9780060560911" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.