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The room where it happened : a White House memoir / John Bolton.

Bolton, John R., (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781982148034
  • ISBN: 1982148039
  • Physical Description: 577 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-541) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The long march to a West Wing corner office -- Cry "Havoc!" and let slip the dogs of war -- America breaks free -- The Singapore sling -- A tale of three cities-- summits in Brussels, London, and Helsinki -- Thwarting Russia -- Trump heads for the door in Syria and Afghanistan, and can't find it -- Chaos as a way of life -- Venezuela libre -- Thunder out of China -- Checking into the Hanoi Hilton, then checking out, and the Panmumjom playtime -- Trump loses his way, and then his nerve -- From the Afghanistan counterterrorism mission to the Camp David near miss -- The end of the idyll -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"John Bolton served as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump for 519 days. A seasoned public servant who had previously worked for Presidents Reagan, Bush #41, and Bush #43, Bolton brought to the administration thirty years of experience in international issues and a reputation for tough, blunt talk. In his memoir, he offers a substantive and factual account of his time in the room where it happened." -- Provided by publisher.
As President Trump's National Security Advisor, Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened. After working in the Reagan and both Bush presidencies, he has a great eye for the Washington inside game. What Bolton saw with Trump astonished him: a President for whom getting re-elected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. Here he shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Bolton, John R.
National Security Council (U.S.) > Biography.
United States. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
United States > Foreign relations.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
Presidents > United States > Staff.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
Bolton, John R.
National Security Council (U.S.)
United States. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
Diplomatic relations.
United States.
United States > Foreign relations.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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