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Department of defense dod news briefing on february 12, 2002 about the lack of evidence linking the government of iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups. His father came from a germanamerican family that had emigrated in the 1870s from weyhe in lower saxony, 8 9 10. Rumsfelds new memoir, known and unknown, comes from a remark he made about whether iraq. It covers a variety of his experiences such as working as a. Donald rumsfeld author of known and unknown goodreads. Secretary of defense and congressman donald rumsfeld, directed by academy award winning documentarian and filmmaker errol morris. Known knowns, known unknowns, unknown unknowns and the. Discover the enhanced e book edition of known and unknown offering an unprecedented reading experience for a memoir by a major public figure. Known and unknown npr coverage of known and unknown.
Author bio birthjuly 9, 1932 whereevanston, illinois, usa educationb. Discover the enhanced ebook edition of known and unknown offering an unprecedented. Reports that say that something hasnt happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns. The title of this book is known and unknown and it was written by donald rumsfeld. Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Feb 03, 2011 now comes donald rumsfelds memoir a hefty 800page autobiography, known and unknown, out next week in which, according to the washington post, rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic. Rumsfeld named his autobiography known and unknown. He currently chairs the rumsfeld foundation, which supports leadership and public service at home and the growth of free political and free economic systems abroad.
With the same directness that defined his career in public service, rumsfelds memoir. Avaliable format in pdf, epub, mobi, kindle, e book and audiobook. He published it through penguin group usa in february 2011. A memoir is an autobiographical book by donald rumsfeld, an american politician and businessman who served as secretary of defense from 1975 to 1977 and again from 2001 to 2006 among many other positions. With the same directness that defined his career in public service, rumsfeld s memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the bush administration, 911, and the wars in afghanistan and iraq. A search query can be a title of the book, a name of the author. Now comes donald rumsfeld s memoir a hefty 800page autobiography, known and unknown, out next week in which, according to the washington post, rumsfeld remains largely unapologetic. The rumsfeld foundation encourages leadership, public service and free political and economic systems at home and abroad. Twotime former secretary of defense rumsfeld known and unknown. Leadership lessons in business, politics, war, and life 20 comprised guidelines he had written out on note cards during his career, fleshed out with observations from historical figures and personal acquaintances. Known and unknown is a play on his famous remark that there are known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns. Donald rumsfeld was the thirteenth and twentyfirst united states secretary of defense.
Early leaks of the books defiant take on his life, times, and conduct of the iraq war drew howls from some of the targets of his scoresettlingbut rumsfeld battles on, taking his unapologetic account to the public. In the wake of richard nixons watergate scandal, it seemed the united states was coming apart. But of late it seems to be more and more prescient and prophetic with every passing day. In february 2002, donald rumsfeld, the then us secretary of state for defence, stated at a defence department briefing. Unknown unknowns, the ones we dont know we dont know. Few americans have spent more time near the center of power than donald rumsfeld.
Donald henry rumsfeld was born on july 9, 1932, in chicago, illinois, the son of jeannette kearsley nee husted and george donald rumsfeld. Donald henry rumsfeld is a united states businessman, retired navy fighter pilot, diplomat, and politician who served as the th secretary of defense under president gerald ford from 1975 to 1977 and as the 21st secretary of defense under president george w. So donald rumsfeld will have to be prosecuted by book. In his memoir, known and unknown 2011, rumsfeld defended his handling of the wars in afghanistan and iraq. Early leaks of the books defiant take on his life, times, and conduct of the iraq war drew howls from some of the targets of his scoresettling. A memoir paperback may 29, 2012 by donald rumsfeld author. A memoir donald rumsfeld, 2011 penguin group usa 832 pp. While those traits are much in evidence in known and unknown. He and his wife joyce have three children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Commentators have suggested that it was strange or obsessive for the president and his advisers to have raised questions about whether saddam hussein was somehow behind the attack. With the same directness that defined his career in public service, rumsfelds memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the bush administration, 911, and the wars in afghanistan and iraq. Donald rumsfelds known and unknown an fp discussion on the controversial former defense secretarys longawaited memoirs. Available is a signed 1st ed1st prtg, w complete numberline to 1, of known and unknown by former us secretary of state donald rumsfeld.
Donald rumsfelds memoir up against satirical unknowns. A memoir, 2011 condenses the rules that he claims shaped, and were shaped by, a lifetime in business and public service. A memoir is an autobiographical book by donald rumsfeld, an american. Rumsfeld wrote in known and unknown, much has been written about the bush administrations focus on iraq after 911. A memoir by donald rumsfeld and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. A memoir by rumsfeld, donaldmay 29, 2012 paperback jan 1, 1602. A memoir by rumsfeld, donald and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It doesnt matter if you agree with donald rumsfeld or approve of everything hes ever done. Like donald rumsfeld, known and unknown pulls no punches. See all books authored by donald rumsfeld, including known and unknown. The right man at the right time ed bradley the washington times.
Former defense secretary donald rumsfeld discusses his new book, known and unknown. To many, this seemed silly at the time it was first recited by the author. A personal look behind the scenes publishers weekly of the presidency of gerald ford as seen through the eyes of donald rumsfeld new york times bestselling author and fords former secretary of defense, chief of staff, and longtime personal confidant. He currently chairs the rumsfeld foundation, which supports leadership and. Rumsfeld s book known and unknown is out in america on 8 february, and is said by publisher penguin to pull no punches in its inside look at the bush administration, 911 and the iraq war. Published in 2011 by sentinel, book and mylar protected dust jacket are fine. The author packages his previous memoir about his life and times into a breezier format organized around a collection of maxims, which he presents at the end in a 25page appendix. Rumsfeld s recollection of his political career, mixes the policy and the personal. For webconnected readers, it features more than 500 links to neverbeforeavailable original documents from donald rumsfeld s extensive personal archive.
Donald rumsfeld audio books, best sellers, author bio. In an author s note at the start of the book, he expressly acknowledged the source of his memoirs title and mentioned a few examples of his statements prominence, including a wikipedia article. After i finished my masters degree, for instance, i. Rumsfeld s book is years too late former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld released a 800page memoir this week titled known and unknown. Donald rumsfeld books list of books by author donald rumsfeld. Known unknown by rumsfeld donald, signed abebooks passion for books. Known and unknown, former defense secretary donald h. Donald rumsfeld books list of books by author donald. After a long silence, donald rumsfeld opened both barrels tuesday, releasing his memoir, known and unknown.25 686 1002 971 739 355 759 517 1143 1538 629 1176 72 410 1330 1530 1495 199 1000 1151 580 1037 31 1327 510 1224 1002 1257 1400 216 102 1027 757