Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency

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Penguin, Sep 16, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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The landmark exposé of the most powerful and secretive vice president in American history

Barton Gellman shared the Pulitzer Prize in 2008 for a keen-edged reckoning with Dick Cheney?s domestic agenda in The Washington Post. In Angler, Gellman goes far beyond that series to take on the full scope of Cheney?s work and its consequences, including his hidden role in the Bush administration?s most fateful choices in war: shifting focus from al Qaeda to Iraq, unleashing the National Security Agency to spy at home, and promoting ?cruel and inhumane? methods of interrogation. Packed with fresh insights and untold stories, Gellman parts the curtains of secrecy to show how the vice president operated and what he wrought.
 

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

This detailed look at the Cheney vice-presidency comes across as a balanced, but damning, look at the consummate staffer's eight years as vice president of the United States. Some of what Gellman documents will surely provide fodder for later analysis, so this is a book well worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

4583. Angler The Cheney Vice Presidency, by Barton Gellman (read 15 Jun 2009) This book, by an investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer prize for the reporting which gave rise to a series on which ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Photographic Insert
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
INDEX

Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine

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About the author (2008)

Barton Gellman is a special projects reporter at The Washington Post, following tours that covered diplomacy, the Middle East, the Pentagon, and the D.C. superior court. His Cheney series, with partner Jo Becker, won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize, a George Polk Award, and the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Gellman also shared a Pulitzer for national reporting in 2002, and his work has been honored by the Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Gellman graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and earned a master’s degree in politics at University College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He is the author of Contending with Kennan: Toward a Philosophy of American Power. Gellman lives in New York City.

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