Angler

Angler

The Cheney Vice Presidency

Format
Paperback
Price
$18.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143116165
  • 512 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Table of Contents

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
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