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

Baker, Peter, 1967- (author.). Glasser, Susan, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

4 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 921 BAK (Text) 33500013294343 New Checked out 10/31/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 921 BAK (Text) 35500006305187 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385540551
  • Physical Description: xxii, 694 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 657-663) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The Velvet Hammer -- In the Magnolia City -- The warden's son -- God came today -- A long dark night -- Miracle man -- Out of the backroom -- The asterisk club -- Troika -- Shit detector -- Big leagues -- The witches' brew -- The ratfuck -- The dark side -- Morning in America -- Fencing master -- Black Monday -- The handler -- Jigsaw puzzle -- Fly fishing with Shevy -- The curtain falls -- Winners and losers -- Desert diplomacy -- Eyes of a killer -- In the souk -- A call to action -- The cruelest turn -- The virus -- Scorched earth -- Grave and deteriorating.
Summary, etc.:
"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is ... 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

PETER BAKER is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, a political analyst for MSNBC, and author of Days of Fire and The Breach. SUSAN GLASSER is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of its weekly "Letter from Trump's Washington" as well as a CNN global affairs analyst. Their first assignment as a married couple was as Moscow bureau chiefs for The Washington Post, after which they wrote Kremlin Rising. Today they live in Washington, D.C., with their son.

Subject: Baker, James Addison, 1930-
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1981-1989.
United States > Politics and government > 1989-
Genre: Biographies.

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