Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Peter Baker is the senior White House correspondent for the New York Times and his new book, DAYS OF FIRE: Bush and Cheney in the White House is the definitive history of the George W. Bush and Dick Cheney White House – a tour-de-force narrative of those dramatic and controversial eight years.
Taking readers into the offices of the West Wing and the cabins of Air Force One, Baker tells the gripping inside story of the Bush and Cheney era. Theirs was the most fascinating American partnership since Nixon and Kissinger, an untested president and his seasoned vice president confronted by one crisis after another as they struggled to protect the country, remake the world, and define their own relationship along the way. Packed with revealing anecdotes and told with in-the-room immediacy, DAYS OF FIRE narrates two profoundly significant and conflicted terms marked by 9/11, Iraq, Katrina, jihad, nuclear proliferation, genocide, and economic collapse.
Baker researched the book for five years and conducted interviews with more than two hundred players – White House aides, cabinet secretaries, generals, senators and congressmen, relatives and friends of both men – to help reveal the truth of Bush and Cheney’s complicated and shifting relationship. DAYS OF FIRE is the first book to capture in a truly defining way all eight years of the most consequential presidency in a generation.
A light reception will preceed the event. Mr. Baker's new book, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House", will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
Parking will be available on the SMU campus. FREE passes will be emailed to registered guests before the event.
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Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University
The Center for Presidential History at SMU is dedicated to exploring the story and legacy of the nation’s chief executives through cutting-edge research, academic and public forums and production of archival records for future generations through a wide-ranging presidential collective memory project.