Known and Unknown (Enriched Edition): A Memoir [NOOK Book]

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Overview

Visit rumsfeld.com for more.

Discover Known and Unknown Deluxe offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. For web-connected readers, it features more than 500 links to never-before-available original documents from Donald Rumsfeld's extensive personal archive. It includes State Department cables, correspondence, and memoranda on topics such as Vietnam, Watergate, the days following 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and much more. Available in ePub and Adobe Reader.



Like Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown pulls no punches.



With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history: his experiences growing up during the Depression and World War II, his time as a Naval aviator; his service in Congress starting at age 30; his cabinet level positions in the Nixon and Ford White Houses; his assignments in the Reagan administration; and his years as a successful business executive in the private sector.



Rumsfeld addresses the challenges and controversies of his illustrious career, from the unseating of the entrenched House Republican leader in 1965, to helping the Ford administration steer the country away from Watergate and Vietnam, to bruising battles over transforming the military for the 21st century, to the war in Iraq, to confronting abuse at Abu Ghraib and allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay.



Along the way, he offers his plainspoken, first-hand views and often humorous and surprising anecdotes about some of the world's best known figures, from Margaret Thatcher to Saddam Hussein, from Henry Kissinger to Colin Powell, from Elvis Presley to Dick Cheney, and each American president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush.



Rumsfeld relies not only on his memory but also on previously unreleased and recently declassified documents. Thousands of pages of documents not yet seen by the public will be made available on an accompanying website.



Known and Unknown delivers both a fascinating narrative for today's readers and an unprecedented resource for tomorrow's historians.



Proceeds from the sales of Known and Unknown will go to the veterans charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation.
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    Donald Rumsfeld  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101522530
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: (Enriched Edition)
  • Pages: 832
  • Sales rank: 378,874
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Donald Rumsfeld was the 13th and 21st U.S. Secretary of Defense. He currently chairs the Rumsfeld Foundation, which supports leadership and public service at home and the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad. The Rumsfeld Foundation funds microfinance development projects, fellowships for graduate students interested in public service, the development of young leaders from Central Asia and the Caucasus, and charitable causes that benefit the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Change Your Policy B&N Or Lose Your Customers

    Sadly I have no idea if Don Rumsfeld's book is great or garbage. All but one of 21 reviews is a complaint about the eBook price! As a veteran Nook owner, I TOTALLY agree with the other "reviewers" -- when the hard cover of a new release is less expensive than the eBook version, that's just assine. I'll wait for sanity to prevail to buy the electronic version, or I'll sign up on the library waiting list. I'm stopping my annual membership with B&N since no discounts ever apply to ebooks either; what's the point? Come on B&N, wise up. You insult the intelligence of your eCustomers. The unit cost for an eBook is miniscule, quit trying to gore the ox here!

    23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Price of nookbooks

    I am sooooo disappointed with the price of nookbooks. I like using my nook but will go back to buying the hard copy at Amazon since they are usually less expensive than nookbooks.

    17 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Price

    I have complained several times about the NOOK Prices.

    Too high. They have less expense with Nook yet charge us more.

    Higher prices, less sales.

    DonCole

    15 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    Too Expensive for Nook!

    Want to buy - price is too high for Nook edition. No printing, paper, shipping, or profit to brick and mortar store. Why is the price so high? Makes me sorry I bought a Nook.

    13 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    Kala

    A man who served his country with vigor and intelligence.

    13 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Too Costly

    Have been anxious to read this book, but at $20, have no interest - very dissapointed that my Nook is unable to provide the inherent cost savings associated with technology. Since Review requires a Rating, can only give one star as hve not yet read the book.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    behind the scenes on the war on terror

    "known and unknown" is very hard to put down gives a great perspective on the war on terror. donald rumsfeld was at george w bushs side during 911 whean america faced its toughest challenges this intresting cabinate member gives intresting insights into some of the most historic figures who have shaped world history and world affairs I have found this to be a very intresting memoir rumsfeld has served with many presidents and world leaders lots of fasinating and intresting details. great gift idea for a friend or family member.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Only on the color Nook???

    Watch out people! This version is ONLY readable on the color nook!! I just purchased for use on my iPad nook reader and it won't even download. This is unacceptable!

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Why so high?

    Going to have to bring the price down before I buy it? Why do all your discounts exclude eBooks after selling us on how good Nook is?

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Cost

    I agree with the other reviews in regard to cost. The eBook version by virtue that the product is electronic and requires no human effort to "ship" should be significantly less than the hardcover or paperback version. Can someone at B&N explain?

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2011

    A Nook Disappointment!!

    Very disappointed in the price. I can do better at a wholesale store. A book on Nook saves so much. Where is the user's discount on this one?
    Sad Sherry

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    disheartened with my nook

    I agree with the others. When I bought my nook I was told that books were around $10.00 and it would be easy to download them. HA! I haven't been able to download any except to go into the store, so what's the point? I will not pay a higher price for a nook book no matter how badly I want to read it.

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Nook Color Will Fail

    Overpriced. By A LOT! Unfortunately this is becoming a trend I hear from NC owners all over the web.

    Barnes and Noble has a truly impressive offering and yet it's most definitely going to fail in the long run if they keep doing things the way they have been.

    People expect a certain amount of savings when purchasing digital versions of normally printed products.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Bought at Costco

    I like Rummy, but I have a Nook and the Nook price should be cheaper than the hardcover.

    Hence I went to Costco for the hardcover, so B&N lost out on my purchase both ways.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    The Nook is Higher

    Are you kidding me. The cost to purchase the Nook version is higher than the hard cover. No Way! My wonderful Nook, may not be so wonderful afterall.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Pricing

    This might be a great read but I refused to buy it since it will cost me more on my Nook than the actural book. I am getting to the point that my Christmas gift was not such a great deal. I will wait till it comes out in paperback and buy it then.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Don,t buy

    Not going to buy it.....Nookbook costs more than buying online.

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    High Price

    I have had a Nook for some time. The prices of the NOOKbooks keep getting more expensive. If I did not have one, I would go back to buying hardcopy so that I could donate it to a school library when I finish reading it!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2011

    good book

    I have a Nook-color and it has proven to be enjoyable , but I refuse to
    pay your prices for downloading books . other e-readers cost less to
    purchase & downloading books are less expensive also . I thought I had
    done enough research when my Nook was bought but I regret buying this
    e-reader because of your prices .

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    Agree with everyone- too expensive for Nook customers!!!

    I recently bought a Nook Color and unfortunately my excitement was checked by the reality that all these ebooks are just as expensive as a hardcover!!! That's a shame becaise now I just have a fancy device sitting there because the ebooks are too expensive!!!! What a rip off!!!

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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