So this book was a very nice read for me. James A Baker III was mostly a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, at least in his . James Addison Baker III (born April 28, 1930) is an American attorney and governmental official.
So this book was a very nice read for me. James A Baker III was mostly a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, at least in his early career, and had an incredible view of US national level politics for a long time. He served four US Presidents as Campaign Manager, Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Treasury, and Secretary of State. lt;br,
James A Baker III was mostly a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, at least in his early career, and had an. .
James A Baker III was mostly a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, at least in his early career, and had an incredible view of US national level politics for a long time. It is not out of the ordinary, for instance, to read a reference to post-September 11 policies during a chapter on the Reagan era. Baker also takes for granted that anyone picking up his book already has a working knowledge of recent . history and government policies.
This book is a fascinating read about James Baker's public service from the 1970's through his term as Secretary of States and the projects he took on the 1990's. While James Baker was never elected, he served under Presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush (41) from the end of the cold war. His experience as white house chief of staff, Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State were during some fascinating years in recent US history and should be read as a great first-hand perspective by anyone interested in US politics.
Then a personal tragedy changed the life of a forty-year-old Texas Democratic lawyer and he never looked back. Anyone who enjoys politics law and/or washington dc will like this book. We need more Jim Baker type people around. Jim writes in a way that pulls you in to what is going on. From campaign horsetrading, which sometimes got rough ("Politics ain't beanbag," says Baker), to the inner councils of the Reagan and Bush administrations to the controversies of today, Baker offers frank talk and spellbinding narratives, along with personal appraisals of six presidents and a constellation of others.
Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life. Baker, an alumnus of three Republican presidential administrations (Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George . Bush) and advisor to five consecutive presidential campaigns, has written a readable. James A. Baker, III, served as Chief of Staff to Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush; Under Secretary of Commerce to Gerald Ford; Secretary of the Treasury to Reagan; and Secretary of State to Bush. He also led campaigns for the presidency by all three of these presidents.
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What a ride James Baker had - from accidental politician in the 1970's to helping peacefully transition the world from the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany.
Ships from and sold by Prodigal Products. all without a shot fired. Led the successful coalition building in support of expelling IRAQ from Kuwait. Served three presidents and advised more. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his work and putting in writing his views of how to get the most out of diplomacy.
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H Eugene Baker, Iii, I James a Baker. Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military. 460 Pp. Content Note. Best-selling in Non Fiction.
Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpecte. Adventures and Lessons from an Unexpected Public Life, published by Putnam. Bush’s Secretary of State described his career in politics, saying his political career began shortly after the death of his wife when he was asked to work on George . Bush’s senatorial campaign. Supreme Court decision. After his presentation former Secretary Baker responded to audience members' questions.