By Dick Cheney; Liz Cheney

In this eagerly expected memoir, former vp Dick Cheney offers an unyielding portrait of yankee politics over approximately 40 years and stocks own reflections on his position as essentially the most steadfast and influential statesmen within the background of our country.The public belief of Dick Cheney has lengthy been anything of a contradiction. He has been seen as some of the most strong vice presidents--secretive, even mysterious, and even as opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. He has been either praised and attacked via his friends, the clicking, and the general public. via all of it, dating in basic terms the beliefs that outline him, he has remained real to himself, his rules, his kinfolk, and his state. Now in an enlightening and provocative memoir, a stately page-turner with flashes of bizarre humor and noteworthy candor, Dick Cheney takes readers via his studies as relations guy, policymaker, businessman, and flesh presser in the course of years that formed our collective history.Born right into a kin of latest Deal Democrats in Lincoln, Nebraska, Cheney used to be the son of a father at warfare and a high-spirited and resilient mom. He got here of age in Casper, Wyoming, enjoying baseball and soccer and, as senior category president, relationship homecoming queen Lynne Vincent, whom he later married. This all-American tale took an abrupt flip while he flunked out of Yale collage, signed directly to construct energy line within the West, and commenced residing as difficult as he labored. Cheney tells the tale of the way he acquired himself again on the right track and commenced a unprecedented ascent to the heights of yankee public existence, the place he could stay for almost 4 a long time: * He used to be the youngest White apartment leader of employees, operating for President Gerald Ford--the first of 4 leader executives he might come to understand good. * He turned Congressman from Wyoming and used to be quickly a member of the congressional management operating heavily with President Ronald Reagan.* He grew to become secretary of safeguard within the George H. W. Bush management, overseeing America's army in the course of Operation barren region hurricane and within the historical transition on the finish of the chilly War.* He used to be CEO of Halliburton, a Fortune 500 corporation with initiatives and body of workers around the world. * He turned the 1st vice chairman of the U.S. to serve out his time period of place of work within the twenty-first century. operating with George W. Bush from the start of the worldwide conflict on terror, he was--and remains--an outspoken defender of taking each step essential to protect the state. Eyewitness to heritage on the optimum degrees, Cheney brings to existence scenes from prior and current. He describes riding throughout the White condo gates on August nine, 1974, simply hours after Richard Nixon resigned, to start paintings at the Ford transition; and he portrays a time of nationwide quandary 1 / 4 century later while, on September eleven, 2001, he used to be within the White residence bunker and conveyed orders to shoot down a hijacked airliner if it will now not divert. With its targeted standpoint on a extraordinary span of yank heritage, "In My Time" will enlighten. As an intimate and private chronicle, it is going to shock, movement, and encourage. Dick Cheney's is an everlasting political imaginative and prescient to be reckoned with and well known for its honesty, its knowledge, and its resonance. "In My Time" is really the ultimate approximately a major political period, by way of a guy who lived it and helped outline it--with braveness and with out compromise.

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I saw my first Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field that summer, but my best day was when Lynne came down from Wisconsin, where she was competing in a baton-twirling competition, to spend an afternoon with me. Our senior year was like a classic fifties movie. Lynne Vincent and me in our high school yearbook photos. One of my best decisions ever was asking her out on our first date, January 31, 1957. I was class president, Lynne was homecoming queen, and as co-captain of the football team for homecoming, I got to crown her.

CHAPTER ONE Beginnings When I was born my granddad wanted to send a telegram to the president. Both sides of my family were staunch New Deal Democrats, and Granddad was sure that FDR would want to know about the “little stranger” with whom he now had a birthday in common. My parents had been married in Lincoln, Nebraska, and I was born there, at Bryan Memorial Hospital, on January 30, 1941—the same day that Franklin D. Roosevelt turned fifty-nine. 50. On the front lawn in Lincoln, Nebraska, age six months in 1941 My first memory is of riding on a crowded bus with my mother.

My father was, like his parents, somewhat reticent. He didn’t give away a lot on a first meeting—or a second or even a tenth—but that wouldn’t have mattered to my mother, an open, outgoing person, who probably engaged my father in conversation the first time he walked through the door of Dickey’s Café. It’s easy to imagine her taking his order for chili and talking to him as though she’d known him forever. Mom was something of a star in her small town. My mother, Marjorie Dickey, with one of her softball teammates, in front of Dickey’s Café in Syracuse, Nebraska.

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