The great rift : : Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the broken friendship that defined an era

Title The great rift : : Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the broken friendship that defined an era
Names Mann, James.
Book Number DB108225
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Dick Cheney and Colin Powell emerged on the national scene more than thirty years ago, and it is easy to forget that they were once allies. It was Cheney who pressed for Powell's appointment as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, over the initial skepticism of the White House. And the two men collaborated closely in the successful American wars in Panama and Iraq during the George H. W. Bush administration. But from that pinnacle, conflicts of ideology and sensibility drove Cheney and Powell apart. Under George W. Bush, they fell into ever-deepening conflict. Cheney personified the idea that America should use its unrivaled power to reorder the world, using military force and ignoring objections from its longstanding allies. Powell believed that the United States should operate through diplomacy as much as possible, relying on the alliances it had forged. In this wide-ranging and deeply researched reassessment of these two major figures, James Mann explores each man's biography and philosophical predispositions to show how and why this deep and permanent rupture occurred. Through dozens of original interviews and surprising revelations from presidential archives, he brings to life the very human story of how this influential friendship turned so sour and how their enmity colored the way America acts in the world." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
Narrator Barrett, Joe.
Local Subject Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
Biography & Autobiography - BIO
Biography - Politicians - BIP
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Audience Notes Male narrator.
LC Subject Cabinet officers - United States - Biography
Generals - United States - Biography
Statesmen - United States - Biography
Vice-presidents - United States - Biography
Downloadable books
Talking books
Call Number 327.7300922 B ANF
Language English
Released 2019
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2019 (American Printing House for the Blind, recording studio)
Original Publication Recorded from: Unabridged. Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media, c2019. 9781630159931
This item is currently in your Book Basket.