October 14, 2014

Leon Panetta spoke about his book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir, with Politico's Mike Allen at Politics & Prose on Tuesday October 14, 2014.

It could be said that Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past fifty years. His first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a distinguished run as one of Congress’s most powerful and respected members, lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his transformational role as Clinton’s budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then “retired” to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife of fifty years, Sylvia; to serve on the Iraq Study Group; and to protect his beloved California coastline. But in 2009, he accepted what many said was a thankless task: returning to public office as the director of the CIA, taking it from a state of turmoil after the Bush-era torture debates and moving it back to the vital center of America’s war against Al Qaeda, including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. And then, in the wake of bin Laden’s death, Panetta became the U.S. secretary of defense, inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices.

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ISBN: 9780143127802
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2015

September 10, 2014

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke about her book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday September 10, 2014.


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ISBN: 9780804179096
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 28th, 2015

July 25, 2014

Pat Buchanan spoke about his book, The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority, at Politics & Prose on Friday July 25, 2014.

In The Greatest Comeback, Patrick J. Buchanan--who, beginning in January 1966, served as one of two staff members to Nixon, and would become a senior advisor in the White House after 1968--gives a firsthand account of those crucial years in which Nixon reversed his political fortunes during a decade marked by civil rights protests, social revolution, The Vietnam War, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, and Martin Luther King, urban riots, campus anarchy, and the rise of the New Left. Using over 1,000 of his own personal memos to Nixon, with Nixon’s scribbled replies back, Buchanan gives readers an insider’s view as Nixon gathers the warring factions of the Republican party--from the conservative base of Barry Goldwater to the liberal wing of Nelson Rockefeller and George Romney, to the New Right legions of an ascendant Ronald Reagan--into the victorious coalition that won him the White House. How Richard Nixon united the party behind him may offer insights into how the Republican Party today can bring together its warring factions.

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ISBN: 9780553418651
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Published: Crown Forum - May 26th, 2015