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From the Shadows; The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

From the Shadows; The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

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From the Shadows; The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War

by Gates, Robert M

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ISBN 10
0684810816
ISBN 13
9780684810812
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Signed first edition of From the Shadows by Robert Gates.. Octavo, 604pp. Hardcover, black cloth spine, title in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. Publisher's dust jacket, near fine condition, $30.00 retail price on front flap, light wear from handling at top edge of spine, otherwise fine. Signed by Robert M. Gates on the title page. Robert M. Gates wrote From the Shadows in 1996, shortly after finishing his service as the director of the CIA. In 2002, he became president of Texas A&M University, but in 2006, President George W. Bush asked him to replace Donald Rumsfeld as the Secretary of Defense. In 2008, President-elect Barack Obama asked Gates to stay on as Secretary, making him the only Secretary of Defense to serve two presidents of different parties. He retired in 2011 after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
From the Shadows; The Ultimate Insider's Story of Five Presidents and How They Won the Cold War
Author
Gates, Robert M
Illustrator
Signed first edition of From the Shadows by Robert Gates.
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
near fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN 10
0684810816
ISBN 13
9780684810812
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1996
Keywords
A passion for Leadership Gates, Duty Memoirs of a Secretary At War, From the Shadows Gates, signed book Robert Gates, first edition Robert Gates, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

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