The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency (Random House Large Print)

By | October 17, 2017
The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency (Random House Large Print) Author Chris Whipple
ISBN-10 1524736295
ISBN-13 9781524736293
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Random House Large Print
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The first in depth behind the scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff whose actionsand inactionshave defined the course of our country What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common Aside from polarizing personalities both served as chief of staff to the president of the United Statesas did Donald Rumsfeld Leon Panetta and a relative handful of others The chiefs of staff often referred to as the gatekeepers wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond they decide who is allowed to see the president negotiate with Congress to push POTUS s agenda andmost cruciallyenjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world Each chief can make or break an administration and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks Through extensive intimate interviews with all seventeenliving chiefs and two former presidents award winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity In doing so he revises our understanding of presidential history showing us how James Bakers expert managing of the White House the press and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolutionand conversely how Watergate the Iraq War and even the bungled Obamacare rollout mighthave been prevented by a more effective chief Filled with shrewd analysis and never before reported details The Gatekeepersoffers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington

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