Duty : memoirs of a Secretary at war / Robert M. Gates.

Gates, Robert Michael, 1943- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 26 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 copies at Florence County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 31 total copies.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307959478 (hc)
  • Physical Description: x, 618 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Summoned to duty -- Iraq, Iraq and Iraq -- Mending fences, finding allies -- Waging war on the Pentagon -- Beyond Iraq: a complicated world -- Good war, bad war -- One damn thing after another -- Transition -- New term, new agenda, old secretary -- Afghanistan: a house divided -- Difficult foes, difficult friends -- Meanwhile, back in Washington -- War, war? and revolution -- At war to the last day -- Reflections.
Summary, etc.: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.-- From the publisher.
Subject: Gates, Robert Michael, 1943-
United States. Department of Defense > Officials and employees > Biography.
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Personal narratives.
Afghan War, 2001- > Personal narratives, American.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 > Personal narratives, American.
Civil-military relations > United States > History > 21st century.
United States > Military policy > Decision making.
United States > Politics and government > 2001-2009.
United States > Politics and government > 2009-