In the shadow of the Oval Office : profiles of the national security advisers and the presidents they served : from JFK to George W. Bush /

The most solemn obligation of any president is to safeguard the nation's security--but the president cannot do this alone. He needs help. In the past half century, presidents have relied on their national security advisers to provide that help. Who are these people, the powerful officials who o...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Daalder, Ivo H.
Other Authors: Destler, I. M.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Edition:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Table of Contents:
  • "The president needs help"
  • "You can't beat brains"
  • "You don't tell anybody"
  • "I would never be bored"
  • "Serious mistakes were made"
  • "Brent doesn't want anything"
  • "You have to drive the process"
  • "I'm a gut player"
  • "Trust is the coin of the realm"