Angler by Barton Gellman
The Cheney Vice Presidency

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The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.
 

About Barton Gellman

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BARTON GELLMAN is a special projects reporter at The Washington Post. The author of Contending with Kennan, he lives in New York City.
 
Published September 16, 2008 by Penguin Books. 516 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Barton Gellman’s biography paints Dick Cheney as the master manipulator of the Bush administration.

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The Guardian

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Angler: The Shadow Presidency of Dick Cheney by Barton Gellman Allen Lane, £25 The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008 by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster, £18.99 Butcher and Bolt by David Loyn Hutchinson, £18.99 As the Bush presidency crumbles into nothing in the face of the credit...

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Examiner

Shedding light on the “Dark Side” of the Bush White House, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency gives glimpse into the years of the lowest rated vice president in American history.

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Christian Science Monitor

Cheney asked several candidates to give him an enormous amount of financial, medical, personal data and history.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

Can you swallow the idea that Dick Cheney thinks of himself as a public servant?

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The Millions

Two of the most recent and compelling books about the outgoing administration – Jane Mayer’s The Dark Side and Barton Gellman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency – argue persuasively that the Bush approach to civil liberties departed from previous presidential scandals les...

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Literary Review

In 1979, Lynne Cheney, the wife of the present American vice president, published a novel, Executive Privilege.

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