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    • Duty

    • Memoirs of a Secretary at War
    • By: Robert M. Gates
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Robert M. Gates
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,800
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796

    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear and evenhanded

    • By DaWoolf on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $45.50

    • A Passion for Leadership

    • Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
    • By: Robert M Gates
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Across the realms of civic and private enterprise alike, bureaucracies vitally impact our security, freedoms, and everyday life. With so much at stake, competence, efficiency, and fiscal prudence are essential, yet Americans know these institutions fall short. Many despair that they are too big and too hard to reform.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Useful for leadership in the public sector!

    • By AlexJouJou on 01-30-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Duty

    • By: Robert Gates
    • Narrated by: George Newbern, Robert M. Gates
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'As I look back, there is a parallel theme to my years at war: love. By that I mean the love - there is no other word for it - I came to feel for the troops and the overwhelming sense of personal responsibility I developed for them. So much so that it would shape some of my most significant decisions and positions.'

    Regular price: $28.91