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The gatekeepers : how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple

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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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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an portrait of the toughest job in Washington
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whipple, Chris
Dewey number
973.92092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JK552
LC item number
.W55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Employees
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-342) and index
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volume
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
Control code
ocn953597729
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804138260
Lccn
2016046233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046382
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804138246
  • (OCoLC)953597729
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House Chiefs of Staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
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
Control code
ocn953597729
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804138260
Lccn
2016046233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027046382
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804138246
  • (OCoLC)953597729

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