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

Bolton, John R., (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Clearfield.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
DuBois Public Library 973.93 BOLTON (Text) 61000100047238 Adult NonFiction Available -
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library 973.933 BOLTON (Text) 39636100419338 Adult Nonfiction Checked Out 12/16/2020

Record details

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

Content descriptions

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.:
Trump's National Security advisor spent many of his 453 White House days in the room where it happened. The facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and who was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton's telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. "The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning," writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal - about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the U.S. lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a weaker place. Bolton's account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria's chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, "If you don't like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk - all while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work - and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description - try something else."
Subject: Bolton, John R.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
National Security Council (U.S.) > Biography.
United States. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
National security > United States.
Presidents > United States > Staff.
United States > Foreign relations.
United States > Politics and government > 2017-
Genre: Autobiographies.

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