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In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir

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Written By: Dick Cheney

Narrated By: Edward Herrmann

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2011

Duration: 8 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

In his #1 New York Times bestseller, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers a forty-year portrait of American politics and shares unyielding reflections on his role as one of the most steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of our country.

In his enlightening and provocative memoir—a stately page-turner with flashes of surprising humor, remarkable candor, and powerful resonance—former Vice President Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped our collective history.

Eyewitness to events at the highest levels, Dick Cheney brings to life scenes from past and present: He chronicles his coming-of-age as a high school athlete in Casper, Wyoming, and courting homecoming queen Lynn Vincent, his future wife. He describes driving through the White House gates just hours after the 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon, to manage the Ford transition. He portrays his response to the national crisis of 9/11, when he conveyed orders from the White House bunker to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it would not divert. And he reveals how his political vision has endured through his extraordinary ascent to the heights of American public life as:

* The youngest White House Chief of Staff, under President Gerald Ford

* Congressman from Wyoming who worked closely with President Ronald Reagan

* Secretary of defense under George H. W. Bush, overseeing the U.S. military during Operation Desert Storm and the resolution of the Cold War

* CEO of the international Fortune 500 company Halliburton

* The first U.S. vice president to serve out his term of office in the twenty-first century. Working with George W. Bush from the onset of the global war on terror, he was—and remains—an outspoken proponent of taking every step necessary to defend the nation.

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  • Russell

    I tend to lean more Democratic/Liberal. Nevertheless, I do consider myself a "middle of the road" American Citizen who believes that we must remain open to all civil discourse and perspective. To say that I was a fan of Mr. Cheney's as our Vice President is quite far from the truth, nevertheless, I was actually quite touched by much of what he said and felt a kinship to some of his political and personal perspective even though I didn't agree with a lot of it. For me, reading this book is a welcome reminder of how important it is not to judge a man or woman by political affiliation and stereotype and to remember that we are all Americans working towards a more perfect union. We need more open political discourse in this country and we owe it to ourselves to read both sides of the spectrum.

  • Todd

    Dick Cheney has had an amazing career. Ford's Chief of Staff, 5 term Congressman, Secretary of Defense, and VP during one of America's most challenging eras. Regardless of how you view Cheney (admittedly I am a fan of his), this very interesting and well presented audiobook will give you a valuable look into how D.C. works (or doesn't work). Additionally it will give you an insiders view of why and how some of the most controversial decisions of our era were made.

  • Constance Miller

    I appreciate Dick Chaney and the great service he has given to the country I love he was always careful to thank our military and so do I but I want to give a great big thank you to Dick Chaney Constance S Miller

  • Brad

    I've always been a fan of Cheny's, so naturally I'm more inclined to enjoy his autobiography. I actually especially enjoyed the earlier part of his life story about which I knew very little. In fact, it is fascinating to consider how much time he spent in or near the Oval Office (Nixon, Ford, Bush 41, Bush 43 administrations). Truly a very interesting man.

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