David E. Sanger, "The Inheritance: The World Obama Confronts and the Challenges to American Power"
Harmony Books | 2009 | ISBN: 0307407926 | 536 pages | siPDF | 7.9 MB
Readers of The New York Times
know David Sanger as one of the most trusted correspondents in Washington, one to whom presidents, secretaries of state, and foreign leaders talk with unusual candor. Now, with a historian’s sweep and an insider’s eye for telling detail, Sanger delivers an urgent intelligence briefing on the world America faces. In a riveting narrative, The Inheritance
describes the huge costs of distraction and lost opportunities at home and abroad as Iraq soaked up manpower, money, and intelligence capabilities. The 2008 market collapse further undermined American leadership, leaving the new president with a set of challenges unparalleled since Franklin D. Roosevelt entered the Oval Office. At once a secret history of our foreign policy misadventures and a lucid explanation of the opportunities they create, The Inheritance
is vital reading for anyone trying to understand the extraordinary challenges that lie ahead.