Duty by Robert Gates.
I wasn't going to read the book until a friend of mine recommended it. He's steered me to a number of good ones over the years. Duty is another of his winners.
It is an incredible story from a number of points of view. One, a Secretary of Defense who serves a Republican president and a Democrat, that's worth reading the book for on its own. Two, it paints a great picture of how things get done inside our government. It sure isn't pretty. Three, a tale of government service spanning the jobs and decades of Mr. Gates time in D.C. is also worth the read.
John Zerr is the author of four novels, The Ensign Locker, Sundown Town Duty Station, Noble Deeds, and The Happy Life of Preston Katt.
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