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BarcodeT0755000368339
LocationSSBML
TitleA sacred oath : memoirs of a S
AuthorEsper, Mark T.,
Call NoBIOG ESP
CollectionBiography

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International Standard Book Number 9780063144316 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 355.6092 B 23/eng/20220428
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 973.933092 23
Personal Name Esper, Mark T.,
Title Statement A sacred oath : memoirs of a Secretary of Defense during extraordinary times / Mark T. Esper.
Edition Statement First edition.
Imprint ©2022.
Imprint New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]
Physical Description x, 735 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 699-714) and index.
Formatted Contents Note Introduction: A meeting like no other -- First days, early warnings -- An army renaissance -- War with Iran begins in Iraq -- Civilian control and reform of the Pentagon -- Tehran escalates -- America strikes -- The politics of building a better navy -- The Afghanistan dilemma -- COVID: a tragic, epic fight -- Operation Warp Speed -- Desperate measures -- The republic wobbles -- A walk in the park -- Hard days and long nights -- Making lemonade -- A salute to America? -- Pride, promotions, and politics -- Lost causes and important ones -- China, China, China -- America's strategic advantage -- Unrest in the northwest -- October surprises -- Endgame -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: The army vision -- Appendix B: June 24, 2019, initial message to the department -- Appendix C: June 2, 2020, message to the department, support to civil authorities -- Appendix D: June 3, 2020, press conference in the Pentagon briefing room -- Appendix E: November 9, 2020, final message to the department -- Appendix F: November 9, 2020, letter to the president -- Appendix G: January 6, 2021, tweets regarding the assault on Capitol Hill -- Appendix H: January 3, 2021, Washington Post opinion piece authored by the ten living former Secretaries of Defense.
Summary, Etc. "Former Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper reveals the shocking details of his tumultuous tenure while serving in the Trump administration. From June of 2019 until his firing by President Trump after the November 2020 election, Secretary Mark T. Esper led the Department of Defense through an unprecedented time in history--a period marked by growing threats and conflict abroad, a global pandemic unseen in a century, the greatest domestic unrest in two generations, and a White House seemingly bent on breaking accepted norms and conventions for political advantage. A Sacred Oath is Secretary Esper's unvarnished and candid memoir of those extraordinary and dangerous times, and includes events and moments never before told."--Publisher's website.
Subject-Personal Name Esper, Mark T.
Subject-Personal Name Trump, Donald, 1946-
Subject-Personal Name Trump, Donald, 1946- (OCoLC)fst00174117. fast
Subject United States. Department of Defense Biography. Officials and employees
Subject United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447. fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cabinet officers United States Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cabinet officers. (OCoLC)fst00843535. fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Employees. (OCoLC)fst00909111. fast
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741. fast
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States Politics and government 2017-2021.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155. fast
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896.
Memorials Flo McGuire. Elaine Harry & George Luman.

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