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In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as one of the most steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of our country.

The public perception of Dick Cheney has long been something of a contradiction. He has been viewed as one of the most powerful vice presidents-secretive, even mysterious, and at the same time opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. He has been both praised and attacked by his peers, the press, and the public. Through it all, courting only the ideals that define him, he has remained true to himself, his principles, his family, and his country. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.

Born into a family of New Deal Democrats in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney was the son of a father at war and a high-spirited and resilient mother. He came of age in Casper, Wyoming, playing baseball and football and, as senior class president, courting homecoming queen Lynne Vincent, whom he later married. This all-American story took an abrupt turn when he flunked out of Yale University, signed on to build power line in the West, and started living as hard as he worked. Cheney tells the story of how he got himself back on track and began an extraordinary ascent to the heights of American public life, where he would remain for nearly four decades.

Eyewitness to history at the highest levels, Cheney brings to life scenes from past and present. He describes driving through the White House gates on August 9, 1974, just hours after Richard Nixon resigned, to begin work on the Ford transition; and he portrays a time of national crisis a quarter century later when, on September 11, 2001, he was in the White House bunker and conveyed orders to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it would not divert With its unique perspective on a remarkable span of American history, In My Time will enlighten. As an intimate and personal chronicle, it will surprise, move, and inspire. Dick Cheney’s is an enduring political vision to be reckoned with and admired for its honesty, its wisdom, and its resonance. In My Time is truly the last word about an incredible political era, by a man who lived it and helped define it--with courage and without compromise.

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  • “He’s been called a great American patriot and the spawn of the devil, but whatever your views on Dick Cheney, you can’t ignore the influence this former vice president, US senator, and Republican administration official has had on government policy and world affairs. In this personal and political memoir, this ever-outspoken politician and statesman delivers candid opinions on Iraq, the economy, and other political controversies.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

  • “George W. Bush’s vice president speaks…The author opens with the outrage of 9/11, in which one thought was foremost on his mind, apart from clearing the sky of planes: namely, ‘guaranteeing the continuity of a functioning United States government’…Cheney’s take on the world is clinical and even scholarly…He is methodical but selective, as when he carefully accounts for his holdings in a certain corporation at the time of his vice presidency…The underlying point of the book is that Bush/Cheney were right in invading Iraq and waterboarding prisoners. Let the reader be the judge--until, that is, history decides on the matter.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Recipient of the 2011Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Nonfiction
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
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