The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill

by Ron Suskind
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The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's explosive account of the inner workings of the George W. Bush administration, the most secretive White House of modern times.

This vivid, unfolding narrative is like no other book that has been written about the Bush presidency -- or any that is likely to be written soon. At its core are the candid assessments of former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, for two years the administration's top economic official, a principal of the National Security Council, and a tutor to the new President. He is the only member of Bush's innermost circle to leave and then to agree to speak frankly about what has really been happening inside the White House.
O'Neill's account is supported by Suskind's interviews with many participants in the administration, by transcripts of meetings, and by voluminous documents that cover most areas of domestic and foreign policy. The result is a disclosure of breadth and depth unparalleled for an ongoing presidency. As readers are taken to the very epicenter of government, this news-making volume offers a definitive view of the characters and conduct of Bush and his closest advisers as they manage crucial domestic policies and global strategies at a time of life-and-death crises.
Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Christine Todd Whitman, and many of their aides are seen in an intimate, "unmanaged" way -- as is Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, O'Neill's close friend and ally. Along the way, the central conflicts of this administration's governance -- between politics and policy, ideology and analysis -- are starkly visible through the lens of recent events and the revelation of the often unseen intentions that underlie actions.
In this book Suskind draws on unique access to present an astonishing account of a President so carefully managed in his public posture that he is unknown to most Americans. Now, he will be known.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743265799
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/20/2004
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 922,830
File size: 417 KB

About the Author

Ron Suskind is the author of the # 1 New York Times bestseller The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed A Hope in the Unseen. He has been senior national affairs reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. Visit the author's website at www.ronsuskind.com.

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Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The concluding line of the Iraqi liberation act of 1998 reads: SEC. 8. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize or otherwise speak to the use of United States Armed Forces (except as provided in section 4(a)(2)) in carrying out this Act. And section 4(a)(2) states: (A) The President is authorized to direct the drawdown of defense articles from the stocks of the Department of Defense, defense services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training for such organizations. Was it 'education and training' that recently killed over 6,000 Iraqi civilians?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was hyped before release on the See BS (CBS) News / book promotion infomercial show 60 Minutes. 24 hours later, the 'Bush planned Iraq War before 9/11' accusation was proven to be a hoax. see: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/005628.php You can be well read on the 'pre-9/11' plan to go to war with Iraq by reading the Iraqi Liberation Act of 1998 signed by President Clinton. Leave this Suskind tripe for the willfully deluded.