Days of fire : Bush and Cheney in the White House /

"From the senior White House correspondent for The New York Times comes the definitive history of the Bush and Cheney White House--a tour de force narrative of those dramatic and controversial eight years. Taking readers into the offices of the West Wing and the cabins of Air Force One, Peter B...

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Main Author: Baker, Peter, 1967-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Doubleday, [2013]
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: "Breaking china"
  • Part 1.
  • 1. "One of you could be president"
  • 2. "To be where the action is"
  • 3. "The fire horse and the bell"
  • 4. "We wrapped Bill Clinton around his neck"
  • 5. "I'm going to call Dick"
  • 6. "Iron filings moving across a tabletop"
  • Part 2.
  • 7. "Somebody's going to pay"
  • 8. "Whatever it takes"
  • 9. "The first battle of the war"
  • 10. "We're going to lose our prey"
  • 11. "Afghanistan was too easy"
  • 12. "A brutal, ugly, repugnant man"
  • 13. "You could hear the lunge of history turn"
  • Part 3.
  • 14. "Maybe we'll get lucky"
  • 15. "Mr. President, I think we've got a problem"
  • 16. "Welcome to Free Iraq"
  • 17. "We were almost all wrong"
  • 18. "When are we going to fire somebody?"
  • 19. "The election that will never end"
  • 20. "Not a speech Dick Cheney would give"
  • Part 4.
  • 21. "Who do they think they are? I was reelected too"
  • 22. "Whacked upside the head"
  • 23. "This is the end of the presidency"
  • 24. "You could have heard a pin drop"
  • 25. "Please do not let anything happen today"
  • 26. "I'm not sure how to take good news anymore"
  • 27. "Make damn sure we do not fail"
  • 28. "Don't let this be your legacy"
  • Part 5.
  • 29. "The elephants finally threw up on the table"
  • 30. "Everybody knew this was the last bullet in the chamber"
  • 31. "I'm going to fire all your asses"
  • 32. "Revolt of the radical pragmatists"
  • 33. "Don't screw with the president of the United States"
  • 34. "What is tins, a cruel hoax?"
  • 35. "Our people are going to hate us for this"
  • 36. "I didn't want to be the president during a depression"
  • 37. "Such a sense of betrayal"
  • Epilogue: "There is no middle ground"
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Illustration Credits

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