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Published: 17 March 2021

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780190092887

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The Middle Way

Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Leadership

Derek Chollet

  • Explains how America's most effective foreign policy presidents were the ones who listened to all sides and followed the course of prudence and balance: the middle way
  • Reflects on the author's unique experience as a senior official at the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon to show how Washington works from the inside
  • Draws from new archival research at the Eisenhower and Bush presidential libraries, and interviews with former Obama officials
  • Reveals key foreign policy episodes from the presidencies of Dwight Eisenhower, George H.W. Bush, and Barack Obama showing how these unique leaders are more similar than previously thought