Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Perhaps Duty is really a cri de coeur — a venting at the author's own inability to carry out what he sees as his personal duty: to get the U.S. policymaking machinery to care as much as he does about the lives of the men and women who carry out defense policy on the ground.

A book that provides a framework to help us make informed choices about war and peace.

A smart and plainspoken—if sometimes obviously self-serving—insider’s view of the military-industrial-governmental complex. Sure to spark plenty of discussion inside the Beltway.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Knopf (January 14, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 640 pages

File size: 19 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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