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Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.77 (70 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen F. Hayes Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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During a 40-year career in politics, Vice President Dick Cheney has been involved in some of the most consequential decisions in recent American history. He was one of a few select advisers in the room when President Gerald Ford decided to declare an end to the Vietnam War. Nearly 30 years later, from the presidential bunker below the White House in the moments immediately following the attacks of September 11, 2001, he helped shape the response: America's global war on terror.

Yet for all of his influence, the world knows very little about Dick Cheney. The most powerful vice president in U.S. history has also been the most secretive and guarded of all public officials. Am I the evil genius in the corner that nobody ever sees come out of his hole? Cheney asked rhetorically in 2004. It's a nice way to operate, actually.

Now, in Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, New York Times best-selling author Stephen F. Hayes offers listeners a groundbreaking view into the world of this most enigmatic man. Having had exclusive access to Cheney himself, Hayes draws upon hundreds of interviews with the vice president, his boyhood friends, political mentors, family members, reticent staffers, and senior Bush administration officials to deliver a comprehensive portrait of one of the most important political figures in modern times.

The wide range of topics Hayes covers includes Cheney's withdrawal from Yale; his early run-ins with the law; the incident that almost got him blackballed from working in the Ford White House; his meteoric rise to congressional leadership; his opposition to removing Saddam Hussein from power after the first Gulf War; the solo, cross-country drive he took after leaving the Pentagon; his selection as Bush's running mate; his commanding performance on 9/11; the aggressive intelligence and interrogation measures he pushed in the aftermath of those attacks; and more. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Brian Olson | 12/23/2012

    " Good book. Dick Cheney is a very cool guy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Review by Barron | 4/24/2011

    " Not the worst book I've ever read, but so close. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Shane | 1/14/2008

    " I already very much admired Cheney, but after reading this biography that admiration was taken to a whole new level. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Ryan | 10/6/2007

    " Hayes is *so* excited that he got to talk with Dick Cheney, and he really wants to let you know about it. Nothing revelatory in these pages, especially not about Cheney's formative years at UW Madison, which was about half the reason I picked this book up in the first place. "

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