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Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir

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In this powerful work by one of our most revered statesmen, Alexander Haig offers a frank and revealing account of his remarkable military and political career serving in the administrations of five U.S. presidents. Sure to be one of the most important political works of this decade, it is an eye-opening, definitive account of what really goes on in the Oval Office. Four ...more
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Published October 1st 1992 by Warner Books (NY) (first published September 1st 1992)
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Joe Mazerolle
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Those who know what a left winger I am would be shocked to see my rating on this book. There's plenty of things that I would never see eye to eye with Alexander Haig on. However his memoirs are a long yet fascinating read. He came from very humble beginnings to work his way into the inner power structure of the United States, and takes you on the journey step by step. Also offers plenty of insight into the Nixon and Regan administrations. A great read for political science students.
Phillip
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book ended up growing on me most likely because its bulk is dedicated to my favorite topic: The Nixon Presidency. I really didn't like Haig at first with his fawning over MacArthur and his pooh-pooh'ing the seriousness of the Cuban Missile Crisis. I thought he was just writing through right-wing glasses. But from the Johnson Administration onwards, he got interesting. Of course, I was glued during his Nixon years, and I learned even more about Dick Nixon. Haig glazes over the Reagan years ...more
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United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the second-highest ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.
A veteran of the Korean War
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