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November 05, 2013


How Bush Quit Cheney

A Washington Post review of Days of Fire by Peter Baker says the book "should become a standard reference for historians."

"The book has few groundbreaking revelations or startling judgments. Its virtue lies in the mass of information Baker has collected and the way he has pulled it together, so that the jumble of material on the Bush years is consolidated in one smooth narrative. He has read the memoirs so you don't have to."

"The heart of Days of Fire lies in the changing relationship between Bush and Cheney -- how Bush in the early years of his administration relied heavily on his vastly more experienced vice president, but during his second term he increasingly operated on his own, relegating Cheney to the margins. Baker draws out each development in this tangled relationship in much the same way that Robert Caro wrote about the relationship between John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson."












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