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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,036 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Cheney Narrator: Dick Cheney, Edward Herrman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his enlightening and provocative memoir—a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor, remarkable candor, and powerful resonance—former Vice President Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.

Eyewitness to events at the highest levels, Dick Cheney brings to life scenes from past and present: He chronicles his coming-of-age as a high school athlete in Casper, Wyoming, and courting homecoming queen Lynn Vincent, his future wife. He describes driving through the White House gates just hours after the 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon, to manage the Ford transition. He portrays his response to the national crisis of 9/11, when he conveyed orders from the White House bunker to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it would not divert. And he reveals how his political vision has endured through his extraordinary ascent to the heights of American public life as:

–The youngest White House Chief of Staff, under President Gerald Ford

–Congressman from Wyoming who worked closely with President Ronald Reagan

–Secretary of defense under George H. W. Bush, overseeing the U.S. military during Operation Desert Storm and the resolution of the Cold War

–CEO of the international Fortune 500 company Halliburton

–The first U.S. vice president to serve out his term of office in the twenty-first century. Working with George W. Bush from the onset of the global war on terror, he was—and remains—an outspoken proponent of taking every step necessary to defend the nation. 

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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.” 

    Barnes & Noble, 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

  • “The more ill and more isolated Cheney became in the Bush administration, the more antithetical he seems to his earlier more robust and upbeat self, and the more we should admire him—in the same fashion we concede respect to the antiheroes of classical Western films, who accept that the help that community needs in extremis will destroy the rare person who must deliver it.” 

    Victor Davis Hanson, military historian

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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/15/2014

    " Good read. Enjoyed learning about his entry into politics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy Wyndham | 2/5/2014

    " Listened to this audio. Cheney seems a bit over confident in his opinions of decisions that should have been made. He wasn't afraid to admit when others were wrong but I didn't hear any confessions about times when he was wrong (well maybe one - he changed his opinion that Ford shouldn't have pardoned Nixon). He seemed to have great respect for President Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. I also read the book written by his daughter who managed his campaign. Always enjoy hearing the perspective of people who were in the midst of historic events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert Davis | 2/3/2014

    " One of best political memoirs in American history. The critical reviews appear to have anticipated a gossip-ridden "tell-all" style work. Instead we have been blessed with a serious, well-developed, and extensive glimpse into the American Presidency and government over the past 40 years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gary Smith | 1/29/2014

    " Very interesting insights to many world events that Cheney was involved with over his many jobs in Government. Interesting learning Cheney's take on different events and getting the his behind the scenes take. "

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