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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Authors: Gates, Robert M.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO010000, HIS027170
ISBN: 9780307959485, Related ISBNs: 030794963X, 0307959473, 0307959481, 0804148627, 0804148635
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 640,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

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