By Barton Gellman
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman’s newsbreaking investigative journalism files how vice chairman Dick Cheney redefined the function of the yank vice presidency, assuming extraordinary tasks and making it a put up of old power.
Dick Cheney replaced historical past, defining his occasions and shaping a White condominium as no vp has before— but concealing so much of his paintings from public view. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman components the curtains of secrecy to teach how Cheney operated, why, and what he wrought.
Angler, Gellman’s embargoed and hugely explosive e-book, is a piece of cautious, concrete, and unique reporting sponsored via 1000's of interviews with shut Cheney allies in addition to competitors, many talking candidly at the list for the 1st time. at the signature problems with battle and peace, Angler takes readers backstage as Cheney maneuvers for dominance on what he calls the iron matters from Iraq, Iran, and North Korea to govt supremacy, interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects, and family espionage. Gellman explores the behind-the- scenes tale of Cheney’s super impact on international coverage, exposing how he misled the 4 score participants of Congress with defective intelligence on Iraqi guns of mass destruction, how he derailed Bush from venturing into Israeli- Palestinian peace talks for almost 5 years, and the way his coverage left North Korea and Iran unfastened to make significant advances of their nuclear programs.
regionally, Gellman information Cheney’s position as “super leader of employees ”, enforcer of conservative orthodoxy; gatekeeper of perfect court docket nominees; referee of cupboard turf; editor of tax and price range legislation; and regulator in leader of the administration’s surroundings coverage. We watch as Cheney, the last word Washington insider, leverages his impact in the Bush management for you to enforce his coverage pursuits. Gellman’s discoveries will shock even the main astute scholars of political science.
notably, Angler is a learn of the internal workings of the Bush management and the vice president’s imperative position because the administration’s canniest energy participant. Gellman exposes the mechanics of Cheney’s mostly profitable post-September eleven crusade to win unchecked energy for the commander in leader, and displays upon, and maybe alterations, the legacy that Cheney—and the Bush management as a whole—will go away as they go out workplace.
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