Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War


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From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he'd left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid ...

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Bradford S

Oct 18, 2014

Excellent Book, Good History

I don't pick up many memoirs but this one held my interest. If you want to understand how Washington works and what was going on in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the last two years of the Bush administration and President Obama's first term, this is an excellent book to read.


Mar 2, 2014

Robert Gates - Duty

The book is excellent, this is not a review of the vendor.

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