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Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellmanas newsbreaking investigative journalism documents how Vice President Dick Cheney redefined the role of the American vice presidency, assuming unprecedented responsibilities and making it a post of historic power.

Dick Cheney changed history, defining his times and shaping a White House as no vice president has beforea yet concealing most of his work from public view. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how Cheney operated, why, and what he wrought.

Angler, Gellmanas embargoed and highly explosive book, is a work of careful, concrete, and original reporting backed by hundreds of interviews with close Cheney allies as well as rivals, many speaking candidly on the record for the first time. On the signature issues of war and peace, Angler takes readers behind the scenes as Cheney maneuvers for dominance on what he calls the iron issues from Iraq, Iran, and North Korea to executive supremacy, interrogation of Al Qaeda suspects, and domestic espionage. Gellman explores the behind-the- scenes story of Cheneyas tremendous influence on foreign policy, exposing how he misled the four ranking members of Congress with faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, how he derailed Bush from venturing into Israeli- Palestinian peace talks for nearly five years, and how his policy left North Korea and Iran free to make major advances in their nuclear programs.

Domestically, Gellman details Cheneyas role as asuper Chief of Staff a, enforcer of conservative orthodoxy; gatekeeper of Supreme Court nominees; referee of Cabinet turf; editor of tax and budgetlaws; and regulator in chief of the administrationas environment policy. We watch as Cheney, the ultimate Washington insider, leverages his influence within the Bush administration in order to implement his policy goals. Gellmanas discoveries will surprise even the most astute students of political science.

Above all, Angler is a study of the inner workings of the Bush administration and the vice presidentas central role as the administrationas canniest power player. Gellman exposes the mechanics of Cheneyas largely successful post-September 11 campaign to win unchecked power for the commander in chief, and reflects upon, and perhaps changes, the legacy that Cheneyaand the Bush administration as a wholeawill leave as they exit office.

Synopsis:

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gellman documents how Vice President Dick Cheney chose to redefine the role of the American vice presidency, assuming unprecedented responsibilities and making it a post of historic power.

Synopsis:

The landmark exposand#233; of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.

Synopsis:

The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.

About the Author

"Jaw-dropping . . . It reads like a thriller."

-Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times

"Angler could well turn out to be the most revealing account of Cheney's activities as vice president that ever gets written"

-James Mann, The Washington Post

Table of Contents

Anger Chapter One. A Very Short List

Chapter Two. A Different Understanding

Chapter Three. Pivot Points

Chapter Four. Energy in the Executive

Chapter Five. Very Hard and Very Quick

Chapter Six. Enemies, Foreign and Domestic

Chapter Seven. Dark Side

Chapter Eight. Matching the Science

Chapter Nine. Demonstration Effect

Chapter Ten. Supply Side

Chapter Eleven. Off the Tracks

Chapter Twelve. U-turn on Constitution Avenue

Chapter Thirteen. Nemesis

Chapter Fourteen. Regime Change

Afterword

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143116165
Author:
Gellman, Barton
Publisher:
Penguin Two
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page b/w photo insert on text stock
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.52x5.32x1.09 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gellman documents how Vice President Dick Cheney chose to redefine the role of the American vice presidency, assuming unprecedented responsibilities and making it a post of historic power.
"Synopsis" by ,
The landmark exposand#233; of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.

"Synopsis" by ,
The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.

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