In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served--From JFK to George W. Bush

In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served--From JFK to George W. Bush

by Ivo H. Daalder, I. M. Destler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416553193

ISBN-13: 9781416553199

Pub. Date: 02/10/2009

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Ivo Daalder and Mac Destler provide the first inside look at how presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush have used their national security advisers to manage America's engagements with the outside world. They paint vivid portraits of the fourteen men and one woman who have occupied the coveted office in the West Wing, detailing their very different…  See more details below

Overview

Ivo Daalder and Mac Destler provide the first inside look at how presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush have used their national security advisers to manage America's engagements with the outside world. They paint vivid portraits of the fourteen men and one woman who have occupied the coveted office in the West Wing, detailing their very different personalities, their relations with their presidents, and their policy successes and failures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416553199
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

1 "The President Needs Help" 1

2 "You Can't Beat Brains" 12

3 "You Don't Tell Anybody" 57

4 "I Would Never Be Bored" 94

5 "Serious Mistakes Were Made" 127

6 "Brent Doesn't Want Anything" 168

7 "You Have to Drive the Process" 205

8 "I'm a Gut Player" 250

9 "Trust Is the Coin of the Realm" 299

Notes 329

Acknowledgments 369

Index 371

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