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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: Edward Herrmann, Dick Chene Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this eagerly anticipated memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers an unyielding portrait of American politics over nearly 40 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 with flashes of surprising humor and remarkable candor, Dick Cheney takes listeners 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 lines 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:

  • He was the youngest White House Chief of Staff, working for President Gerald Ford - the first of four chief executives he would come to know well.
  • He became Congressman from Wyoming and was soon a member of the congressional leadership, working closely with President Ronald Reagan.
  • He became Secretary of Defense... Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Glen | 2/17/2014

    " A very good read giving lots of insight into the man we knew as Vice President. Pulling back the curtain we see a man who is conservative, cerebral and methodical - all characteristics that make him seem a little cold from a distance, but more human after reading his thoughts. An excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mirëdon Fusha | 2/17/2014

    " Visibly a memoir written by a reserved person! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Opa | 2/17/2014

    " This book was written better than Bush's and Rove's books. It was on par with Rumsfeld's book. I came away with 3 thoughts. Powell was deceitful. Rice was a screw-up. Bush left a wounded soldier on the battlefield. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rhyan | 2/1/2014

    " Better than i anticipated. There was comparatively little personal information, but numerous and detailed accounts of Cheney's political life which I thoroughly enjoyed, being a fan of political processes and the careful consideration that goes into them. Overall it was very informative and also fairly technical in some aspects, which made it enjoyable for me but might swing some readers in the other direction. "

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