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Author: Peter Baker Narrator: Mark Deakins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9780385362351
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In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.

Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled to protect the country, remake the world, and define their own relationship along the way. In Days of Fire, Peter Baker chronicles the history of the most consequential presidency in modern times through the prism of its two most compelling characters, capturing the elusive and shifting alliance of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney as no historian has done before. He brings to life with in-the-room immediacy all the drama of an era marked by devastating terror attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and financial collapse.
     The real story of Bush and Cheney is a far more fascinating tale than the familiar suspicion that Cheney was the power behind the throne. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key players, and thousands of pages of never-released notes, memos, and other internal documents, Baker paints a riveting portrait of a partnership that evolved dramatically over time, from the early days when Bush leaned on Cheney, making him the most influential vice president in history, to their final hours, when the two had grown so far apart they were clashing in the West Wing. Together and separately, they were tested as no other president and vice president have been, first on a bright September morning, an unforgettable “day of fire” just months into the presidency, and on countless days of fire over the course of eight tumultuous years.
     Days of Fire is a monumental and definitive work that will rank with the best of presidential histories. As absorbing as a thriller, it is eye-opening and essential reading.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A book for every presidential hopeful and every citizen.”

    Tom Brokaw, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Baker’s book is informed by remarkable access to its main characters, including Vice President Dick Cheney…Someday, and maybe someday soon, Bush’s party will have to do what Peter Baker has so exhaustively done in Days of Fire: come to a full and fair reckoning with the legacy of the forty-third president.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Filled with enlivening detail and judicious analysis, Days of Fire is the most reliable, comprehensive history of the Bush years yet.”

    New York Times

  • “A superbly researched, masterful account of eight critical, history-changing years.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “No one has drawn the complicated Bush-Cheney relationship more convincingly than Baker. Anyone eager to understand our current dilemmas does well to read this book.”

    Robert Dallek, author of Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A 2013 New York Times Book Review Top 10 Book of the Year
  • A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, October 2013

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About the Author

Peter Baker is the senior White House correspondent for the New York Times and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Breach, about Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and Kremlin Rising, about Vladimir Putin’s Russia, with his wife, Susan Glasser.

About the Narrator

Louis L’Amour (1908–1988) was an American author whose Western stories are loved the world over. Born in Jamestown, North Dakota, he was the most decorated author in the history of American letters. In 1982 he was the first American author ever to be awarded a Special National Gold Medal by the United States Congress for lifetime literary achievement, and in 1984 President Reagan awarded him the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation. He was also a recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award.