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by Bradley Graham

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Title:By his own rules : the ambitions, successes, and ultimate failures of Donald Rumsfeld
Authors:Bradley Graham
Info:New York : PublicAffairs, 2009.
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By His Own Rules : The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham

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What's ultimately most rewarding about Bradley Graham's outstanding work of contemporary history is that the author never falters in the kind of balanced, fair-minded reconstruction of events and personalities that leaves readers free to form their own, similarly nuanced appraisal of a complex and confounding public figure.
 
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Once considered among the best and brightest of his generation, Donald Rumsfeld was exceptionally prepared by successful careers in politics and business to assume the Pentagon's top job in 2001. Yet six years later, he left office as the most controversial Defense Secretary since Robert McNamara, widely criticized for his management of the Iraq war and for his difficult relationships with Congress, administration colleagues, and military officers. Was he really the arrogant, errant, over-controlling Pentagon leader frequently portrayed--or as his supporters contend, a brilliant, hard-charging visionary caught in a whirl of polarized Washington politics, dysfunctional federal bureaucracy, and bad luck? Bradley Graham, a longtime Washington Post reporter who closely covered Rumsfeld's challenging tenure at the Pentagon, offers an insightful biography of a complex personality.--From publisher description.… (more)

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