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Peter W. Rodman
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Peter W. Rodman was a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He served as deputy assistant to the president for National Security Affairs, as director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, as special assistant to Henry Kissinger in the White House, and, most recently, as assistant secretary of defense of international security affairs (2001–2007). Rodman is the author of More Precious Than Peace. He died in August 2008.

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Presidential Command
Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George
Written by Peter W. Rodman
Introduction by Henry Kissinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

A revelatory account from a Washington insider of how modern presidents have succeeded—and failed—in making foreign policy. An important contribution in the wake of recent American experiences abroad, and an essential book for the new administration, here is a fascinating, in-depth look at what actually happens in the Oval Office from... Read more >
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Presidential Command

Written by Peter W. Rodman


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $12.99

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