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The Resource The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency
Title
The gatekeepers
Title remainder
how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency
Statement of responsibility
Chris Whipple.
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions--and inactions--have defined the course of our country. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States--as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and--most crucially--enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker's expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution--and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington"--
  • Examines how the American presidency has hinged on the effectiveness of the White House chiefs of staff, drawing on interviews with all seventeen living chiefs of staff and two former presidents to reveal how their decisions have influenced the nation
  • "The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions--and inactions--have defined the course of our country What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States--as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as "the gatekeepers," wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS's agenda, and--most crucially--enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeenliving chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker's expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution--and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout mighthave been prevented by a more effective chief. Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details,The Gatekeepersoffers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington"--
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Whipple, Chris
Dewey number
  • 973.92092/2
  • 973.92092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Employees
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Politics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-342) and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I brought my pillow and my blankie" -- "The Lord High Executioner" : H.R. Haldeman and Richard Nixon -- "Beware the spokes of the wheel" : Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Gerald Ford -- "The smartest man in the room" : Hamilton Jordan, Jack Watson, and Jimmy Carter -- "One hell of a chief of staff " : James A. Baker III and Ronald Reagan -- "Don't hang up on the First Lady" : Donald Regan, Howard H. Baker Jr., Kenneth Duberstein, and Ronald Reagan -- "The prime minister" : John Sununu, Samuel Skinner, James A. Baker III, and George H.W. Bush -- "An iron fist in a velvet glove" : Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, Leon Panetta, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Bill Clinton -- "The decider" : Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, and George W. Bush -- "Between bad and worse" : Rahm Emanuel, William Daley, Jacob Lew, Denis McDonough, and Barack Obama
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780804138253
Lccn
2017004130
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0019185028
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971021084
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I brought my pillow and my blankie" -- "The Lord High Executioner" : H.R. Haldeman and Richard Nixon -- "Beware the spokes of the wheel" : Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Gerald Ford -- "The smartest man in the room" : Hamilton Jordan, Jack Watson, and Jimmy Carter -- "One hell of a chief of staff " : James A. Baker III and Ronald Reagan -- "Don't hang up on the First Lady" : Donald Regan, Howard H. Baker Jr., Kenneth Duberstein, and Ronald Reagan -- "The prime minister" : John Sununu, Samuel Skinner, James A. Baker III, and George H.W. Bush -- "An iron fist in a velvet glove" : Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, Leon Panetta, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Bill Clinton -- "The decider" : Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, and George W. Bush -- "Between bad and worse" : Rahm Emanuel, William Daley, Jacob Lew, Denis McDonough, and Barack Obama
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804138253
Lccn
2017004130
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0019185028
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971021084

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