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The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple

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The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency
Title
The gatekeepers
Title remainder
how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency
Statement of responsibility
Chris Whipple
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 States as 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, and, most crucially, are the first in line to the leader of the free world's ear. Award-winning producer and journalist Chris Whipple demonstrates how those appointed to this lofty position have often served as de facto prime ministers, and the surprising extent to which their tenures have set the tone for our political climate. Through extensive, intimate interviews with all 20 living chiefs of staff and two former presidents, The Gatekeepers pulls back the curtain to expose how the nation's levers of power are operated by these right-hand advisors, and what each appointment reveals about its respective president.--Publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whipple, Chris
Dewey number
973.92092/2
Illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
JK552
LC item number
.W55 2017b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Employees
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-530) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I brought my pillow and my blankie" -- "The Lord High Executioner" : H.R. Haldeman and Richard Nixon -- "Beware the spokes of the wheel" : Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Gerald Ford -- "The smartest man in the room" : Hamilton Jordan, Jack Watson, and Jimmy Carter -- "One hell of a chief of staff " : James A. Baker III and Ronald Reagan -- "Don't hang up on the First Lady" : Donald Regan, Howard H. Baker Jr., Kenneth Duberstein, and Ronald Reagan -- "The prime minister" : John Sununu, Samuel Skinner, James A. Baker III, and George H. W. Bush -- "An iron fist in a velvet glove" : Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, Leon Panetta, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Bill Clinton -- "The decider" : Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, and George W. Bush -- "Between bad and worse" : Rahm Emanuel, William Daley, Jacob Lew, Denis McDonough, and Barack Obama -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn953707694
Label
The gatekeepers : how the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency, Chris Whipple
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-530) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "I brought my pillow and my blankie" -- "The Lord High Executioner" : H.R. Haldeman and Richard Nixon -- "Beware the spokes of the wheel" : Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, and Gerald Ford -- "The smartest man in the room" : Hamilton Jordan, Jack Watson, and Jimmy Carter -- "One hell of a chief of staff " : James A. Baker III and Ronald Reagan -- "Don't hang up on the First Lady" : Donald Regan, Howard H. Baker Jr., Kenneth Duberstein, and Ronald Reagan -- "The prime minister" : John Sununu, Samuel Skinner, James A. Baker III, and George H. W. Bush -- "An iron fist in a velvet glove" : Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, Leon Panetta, Erskine Bowles, John Podesta, and Bill Clinton -- "The decider" : Andrew Card, Joshua Bolten, and George W. Bush -- "Between bad and worse" : Rahm Emanuel, William Daley, Jacob Lew, Denis McDonough, and Barack Obama -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
571 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524736293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn953707694

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