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The Resource Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace, Leon Panetta ; with Jim Newton

Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace, Leon Panetta ; with Jim Newton

Label
Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace
Title
Worthy fights
Title remainder
a memoir of leadership in war and peace
Statement of responsibility
Leon Panetta ; with Jim Newton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leon Panetta's first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including 16 years in the House of Representatives, lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then "retired" to establish the Panetta Institute with his wife of fifty years, Sylvia; to serve on the Iraq Study Group; and to protect his beloved California coastline. But in 2009, he accepted what many said was a thankless task: returning to public office as the director of the CIA, taking it from a state of turmoil after the Bush-era torture debates and moving it back to the vital center of America's war against Al Qaeda, including the campaign that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. And then, in the wake of bin Laden's death, Panetta became the U.S. Secretary of Defense, inheriting two troubled wars in a time of austerity and painful choices. Worthy Fights is a reflection of Panetta's values. It is imbued with the frank, grounded, and often quite funny spirit of a man who never lost touch with where he came from: his family's walnut farm in beautiful Carmel Valley, California. It is also a testament to a lost kind of political leadership, which favors progress and duty to country over partisanship. Panetta is a Democrat who pushed for balanced budgets while also expanding care for the elderly and sick; a devout Catholic who opposes the death penalty but had to weigh every drone strike from 2009 through 2011. Throughout his career, Panetta's polestar has been his belief that a public servant's real choice is between leadership or crisis. Troubles always come about through no fault of one's own, but most can be prevented with courage and foresight
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
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1938-
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Panetta, Leon E.
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.8.P34
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
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Newton, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Panetta, Leon E
  • United States
  • Cabinet officers
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • United States
Label
Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace, Leon Panetta ; with Jim Newton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Politics and progress -- Part 2. Protect and defend
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594205965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889886635
  • (OCoLC)889886635
Label
Worthy fights : a memoir of leadership in war and peace, Leon Panetta ; with Jim Newton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-478) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Politics and progress -- Part 2. Protect and defend
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
498 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594205965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889886635
  • (OCoLC)889886635

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