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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

82 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Having actually red the book and NOT the hype of the reviews, I

Having actually red the book and NOT the hype of the reviews, I can honestly say that this is a good read.

I cannot however, figure out why anyone of either political party affiliation can walk away from this book thinking "their" guy was a hero. 

Secretary ...
Having actually red the book and NOT the hype of the reviews, I can honestly say that this is a good read.

I cannot however, figure out why anyone of either political party affiliation can walk away from this book thinking "their" guy was a hero. 

Secretary Gates is candid in his descriptions of the culture and attitudes of BOTH White House Administrations. He never truly bashes either and is forthright in his descriptions. A great book by a great American be he pro Bush or pro Obama. I would like to say for the record, that I clicked here to see reviews of the the WORK not to read comments of a political nature.

posted by BNA1 on January 14, 2014

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15 out of 195 people found this review helpful.

I love how the Bush-adoring morons love to call the current admi

I love how the Bush-adoring morons love to call the current administration unconstitutional. I'd love to read how Gates helped the Bush junta drive the United States into unilateral war after unilateral war,. Perhaps he can help delusional right-wing fools find Iraq's W...
I love how the Bush-adoring morons love to call the current administration unconstitutional. I'd love to read how Gates helped the Bush junta drive the United States into unilateral war after unilateral war,. Perhaps he can help delusional right-wing fools find Iraq's WMD cache that supposedly was visible from space. Or maybe the chemical weapons. 
Of course, nobody on the right will ever be able to retrace the billions of dollars that somehow made it back to Crawford, Texas and Saudi Arabia as a result.
Ghostwritten by Prince Bandhar, this book will help chowderheaded righties finish revising history with their own psychopathic version of history just in time to try to elect another warmongering joke of a president. A tip to the writer: Use crayon and Big Chief tablet if you want to cater to the hard-core republican audience better.

posted by 18589340 on January 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Worth reading, government is more complicated than one might think.

    Nice, straight forward description of Bill Gates' experiences as Secretary of Defense. It is politely written,fair representation of those with whom he interacted, and demonstrates how government works. His presentation of thinking on the Afghan war and the limitations that existed is most interesting.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    Highly recommended

    A comprehensive inside view of the Dept of Defense, Pentagon, and the multiple wars we fought during Bush and Obamas terms. Very good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Gates DUTY

    Total waste of time and money. Can I get my money back?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    NOT A RATING OF THE BOOK, rather of the BN Customer Service!

    I had pre-ordered a signed edition, and was disappointed when the book came without a signature. After speaking to an individual (who barely spoke English), I was assured that the problem would be rectified. After another week, I attempted a series of emails to BN, no response, no nothing. For all those that "bash" the Secretary for his memoir, I'd like to call out BN for their subpar performance.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Filled with ponderous details.

    Gates is nominating himself for sainthood. If the word "I" were removed from the book it would shrink to 65% of it's present size. Too boring for me to finish.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Dear Readers

    This book is the worst book in the book in the world. Never buy this

    Love Barrack Obama
    PS buy obama care

    0 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 16, 2014

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    0 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

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