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Robert M Gates

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Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency before being appointed director of the agency by President George H. W. Bush. He was a member of the National Security Council staff in four administrations and served eight presidents of both political parties. Additionally, Gates has a continuing distinguished record in the private sector and in academia, including currently serving as chancellor of the College of William and Mary. He holds a Ph.D. in Russian and Soviet history from... Read More

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Duty
Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Written by Robert M Gates


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $35.00

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working... Read more >

Duty
Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Written by Robert M Gates


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $15.99

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