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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, (electronic resource)

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

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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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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Abshire, David M
Dewey number
973.927/092
LC call number
E876
LC item number
.A285 2005eb
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  • Neustadt, Richard E
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
The presidency and leadership
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  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990
  • Political corruption
  • Political ethics
  • United States
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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
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Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-250) and index
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
OCM1bookssj0000541056
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9781585444663
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000541056
Label
Saving the Reagan presidency : trust is the coin of the realm, David M. Abshire ; foreword by Richard E. Neustadt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-250) and index
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
OCM1bookssj0000541056
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9781585444663
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000541056

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