By Barton Gellman
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman’s newsbreaking investigative journalism records how vp Dick Cheney redefined the function of the yankee vice presidency, assuming exceptional obligations and making it a submit of ancient power.
Dick Cheney replaced background, defining his instances and shaping a White condo 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 hundreds and hundreds of interviews with shut Cheney allies in addition to opponents, 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 concerns 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 large effect on international coverage, exposing how he misled the 4 score contributors 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.
locally, Gellman info Cheney’s position as “super leader of employees ”, enforcer of conservative orthodoxy; gatekeeper of ultimate courtroom nominees; referee of cupboard turf; editor of tax and funds legislation; and regulator in leader of the administration’s atmosphere coverage. We watch as Cheney, the final word Washington insider, leverages his effect in the Bush management that allows you to enforce his coverage ambitions. Gellman’s discoveries will shock even the main astute scholars of political science.
certainly, Angler is a examine of the interior workings of the Bush management and the vice president’s important position because the administration’s canniest energy participant. Gellman exposes the mechanics of Cheney’s mostly winning post-September eleven crusade to win unchecked strength for the commander in leader, and displays upon, and maybe adjustments, the legacy that Cheney—and the Bush management as a whole—will go away as they go out workplace.
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