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February 20, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happy in his role 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. Now, in this unsparing memoir, meticulously fair in its assessments, he takes us behind the scenes of his nearly five years as a secretary at war: the battles with Congress, the two presidents he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy; his efforts to help Bush turn the tide in Iraq; his role as a guiding, and often dissenting, voice for Obama; the ardent devotion to and love for American soldiers—his “heroes”—he developed on the job.
February 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Large Meeting Room
Come for the fun of story time with special guests throughout the month of February as we celebrate "Love Your Library" month. Happening in the Large Meeting Room!
Special guest: Mayor Wilmot Collins