This is a fantastic book for anyone seeking to gain insight on domestic and foreign policy over the past 40 years!
I couldn't put it down. The author has the perfect voice and it was refreshing to hear it once more and as he tells us his story!
Geopolitics, history, and philosophy junkie. I love smoothly flowing prose that moves me effortlessly from one idea to the next.
I truly loved it. Rummy sets the record straight from his often maligned perspective. I might not agree entirely, but now I certainly see much more clearly into this time and history than before. A better narrator could not be found, he knocked it out of the ballpark.
It's hard to beat learning history from the first person narrative. Well done, Rummy!
50 chapters is always a little daunting. I couldn't write 50 on a topic. The dichotomy that is the premise is good. We know that something is unknown or probably unknowable when me must take an action. However, waiting for information may be costly or even futile - the better information may never occur. Decisions must be made. In economics it is uncertainty rather than risk.
Words we use matter..Every once in a while a Great leader is born. To an ordinary American family. And over a lifetime of leadership we're seeing how important this person was to our history! Secretary Rumsfeld is one of the people! This is a living history book!
Mr Rumsfeld is a great deal of insight to a lot of historical events. I found it very inspirational and informative.
Loved the book. Rumsfeld has a down home way as he speaks. He is refreshingly frank about mistakes he and others made. He is also just as frank about the successes. This kind of honesty is unusual in a litigation fearful society.
I know that now. Well written, well performed. I have been stunned to see how this rich and thoughtful account of a life of public service has gone unrecognized. While generally supportive of The commander in Chief during his second tenure as head of the defense department, he does convey that bush let some critical issues go unaddressed.
A fascinating look at a long and distinguished political and business career. I was impressed to learn so much concerning the background of decisions and major events of the the last few decades. I came away with an increased appreciation for the complexity of decisions after 9-11 and for Mr. Rumsfeld's significant role. I also came away realizing what useless and simplistic sound bites the typical news program provides.
Tip of the hat that Mr. Rumsfeld narrated the entire book himself. I enjoyed the book very much.