Presidential Command by Peter W. Rodman

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An official in the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and both Bush administrations, Peter W. Rodman draws on his firsthand knowledge of the Oval Office to explore the foreign-policy leadership of every president from Nixon to George W. Bush. This riveting and informative book about the inner workings of our government is rich with anecdotes and fly-on-the-wall portraits of presidents and their closest advisors. It is essential reading for historians, political junkies, and for anyone in charge of managing a large organization.

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About Peter W. Rodman

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Peter W. Rodman was a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as deputy assistant to the president for National Security Affairs, as director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, as special assistant to Henry Kissinger in the White House, and, most recently, as assistant secretary of defense of international security affairs (2001–2007). Rodman is the author of More Precious Than Peace. He died in August 2008.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published December 24, 2008 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A former adviser to five presidents reflects on mistakes made and lessons learned in international relations.

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A veteran of five Republican administrations argues that presidential decisiveness and personal engagement are crucial to the creation and institution of a successful foreign policy.

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