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The Resource Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt

Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt

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Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm
Title
Saving the Reagan presidency
Title remainder
trust is the coin of the realm
Statement of responsibility
David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What did the president know, and when did he know it? Once again, only a dozen years after Watergate, the nation faced these troubling questions. Would we see another president forced to resign or be impeached? Could our democracy survive another presidential scandal so soon? As the Iran-Contra affair unfolded, the nation waited tensely for answers." "At this crucial moment, advisors to President Ronald Reagan called home the Ambassador to NATO, David M. Abshire, to serve in the cabinet as Special Counselor. His charge: to assure that a full investigation of the sale of arms to Iran in exchange for freeing American hostages and the subsequent channeling of those funds to Nicaraguan rebels be conducted expeditiously and transparently, thereby restoring the confidence of the nation in the shaken Reagan presidency." "In this book, David M. Abshire for the first time reveals the full behind-the-scenes story of his private meetings with the president, how he and his team conducted this crucial process, his alliance with Nancy Reagan, the role of the Tower Board, and how the Reagan presidency was saved. Abshire's efforts helped Reagan fill the credibility gap created by revelation of the Iran-Contra scandal and thus restored the president's power to lead the nation and its allies toward the end of the Cold War. His unique recollections show the inner workings of the Reagan White House in this critical period: the conflicts with the powerful Chief of Staff Donald Regan, the politically astute First Lady, the involvement of CIA Director William Casey, and Reagan's triumph of personal character to overcome his indiscretion, a feat unmatched by Clinton or Nixon." "Abshire's story casts new light on the episode and draws important lessons about how presidents should respond to unfolding scandals to limit the threat not only to their own reputations but also to national confidence in democratic institutions."--Jacket
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digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abshire, David M
Dewey number
973.927/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E876
LC item number
.A285 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Neustadt, Richard E
Series statement
The presidency and leadership
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • United States
  • Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990
  • Political corruption
  • Political ethics
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • USA
  • HISTORY
  • Friendship
  • Political corruption
  • Political ethics
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Politik
  • Korruption
Label
Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A philosophy of government -- Summons from the president -- The leader of the alliance -- The prime minister -- Covert master strategist -- The nightingales sing -- The darkest hour -- The president himself -- Winter snowstorms -- The first lady -- The prosecutor: Judge Walsh -- A new initiative attempted -- Conflicting memories -- Tower Board report -- The departure of Don Regan -- Howard Baker arrives -- The Gipper on top -- My departure -- The continuing curse of Iran-contra -- Watergate, the Clinton affair, and Iran-contra -- The Reagan presidency in history -- Comparative charges: Watergate, Iran-contra, Clinton impeachment -- Memorandum to author from Fred Goodwin -- "The Tower report and due process" -- Notes
Control code
826660261
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603446204
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826660261
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A philosophy of government -- Summons from the president -- The leader of the alliance -- The prime minister -- Covert master strategist -- The nightingales sing -- The darkest hour -- The president himself -- Winter snowstorms -- The first lady -- The prosecutor: Judge Walsh -- A new initiative attempted -- Conflicting memories -- Tower Board report -- The departure of Don Regan -- Howard Baker arrives -- The Gipper on top -- My departure -- The continuing curse of Iran-contra -- Watergate, the Clinton affair, and Iran-contra -- The Reagan presidency in history -- Comparative charges: Watergate, Iran-contra, Clinton impeachment -- Memorandum to author from Fred Goodwin -- "The Tower report and due process" -- Notes
Control code
826660261
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 256 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781603446204
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826660261
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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