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003    OCoLC 
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008    080915t20092009nyu      b    001 0 eng   
010      2008040699 
020    9781416553199|qhardcover 
020    1416553193|qhardcover 
035    (OCoLC)232979162 
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049    WHPP 
050 00 JK552|b.D33 2009 
082 00 355/.0330730922|222 
100 1  Daalder, Ivo H. 
245 10 In the shadow of the Oval Office :|bprofiles of the 
       national security advisers and the presidents they served 
       : from JFK to George W. Bush /|cIvo H. Daalder and I.M. 
       Destler. 
250    First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York :|bSimon & Schuster,|c[2009] 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    386 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-368) and 
       index. 
505 0  "The president needs help" -- "You can't beat brains" -- 
       "You don't tell anybody" -- "I would never be bored" -- 
       "Serious mistakes were made" -- "Brent doesn't want 
       anything" -- "You have to drive the process" -- "I'm a gut
       player" -- "Trust is the coin of the realm" 
520    The most solemn obligation of any president is to 
       safeguard the nation's security. But the president cannot 
       do this alone. He needs help. In the past half century, 
       presidents have relied on their national security advisers
       to provide that help. Who are these people, the powerful 
       officials who operate in the shadow of the Oval Office, 
       often out of public view and accountable only to the 
       presidents who put them there? Some remain obscure even to
       this day. But quite a number have names that resonate far 
       beyond the foreign policy elite: McGeorge Bundy, Henry 
       Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Colin Powell, Condoleezza 
       Rice. Ivo Daalder and Mac Destler provide the first inside
       look at how presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. 
       Bush have used their national security advisers to manage 
       America's engagements with the outside world. They paint 
       vivid portraits of the fourteen men and one woman who have
       occupied the coveted office in the West Wing, detailing 
       their very different personalities, their relations with 
       their presidents, and their policy successes and failures.
610 10 United States.|bSpecial Assistant to the President for 
       National Security Affairs. 
650  0 Presidents|zUnited States|xStaff. 
650  0 National security|zUnited States. 
651  0 United States|xForeign relations. 
700 1  Destler, I. M. 
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