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The Resource The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

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The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III
Title
The man who ran Washington
Title remainder
the life and times of James A. Baker III
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. A suave and profane Texas Democrat, Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until his best friend, George H. W. Bush, drew him into Republican politics. His first dramatic win was in 1976 as the delegate hunter who secured the Republican nomination for Ford against a challenge from Ronald Reagan. His next job, as Bush's campaign manager four years later, maneuvered Bush onto the ticket with Reagan and Baker into the most powerful office in Washington other than the Oval Office: White House chief of staff. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming the tax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever. In today's era of gridlock, The Man Who Ran Washington is an electrifying escape"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Peter
Dewey number
  • 973.92092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.B315
LC item number
B35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Glasser, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baker, James Addison
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
Label
The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 658-663) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1194955405
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 694 pages
Isbn
9780385540551
Lccn
2019038715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1194955405
Label
The man who ran Washington : the life and times of James A. Baker III, Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 658-663) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1194955405
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 694 pages
Isbn
9780385540551
Lccn
2019038715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1194955405

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