Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him

Richard Miniter

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Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him

Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him By Richard Miniter Leading from Behind The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him Barack Obama has never been fully vetted until now In the New York Times bestselling Leading from Behind investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama s

  • Title: Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him
  • Author: Richard Miniter
  • ISBN: 9781250016102
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him By Richard Miniter Barack Obama has never been fully vetted until now.In the New York Times bestselling Leading from Behind, investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama s abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures Based on exclusive interviews and never before published material, Leading from BehindBarack Obama has never been fully vetted until now.In the New York Times bestselling Leading from Behind, investigative journalist Richard Miniter presents the first book to explore President Obama s abilities as a leader, by unearthing new details of his biggest successes and failures Based on exclusive interviews and never before published material, Leading from Behind investigates the secret world of the West Wing and the combative personalities that shape historic events.Contrary to the White House narrative, which aims to define Obama as a visionary leader, Leading from Behind reveals a president who is indecisive, moody, and often paralyzed by competing political considerations Many victories as well as several significant failures during the Obama presidency are revealed to be the work of strong women, who led when the president did not then Speaker Nancy Pelosi Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser and an Obama family confidante, whose unusual degree of influence has been a source of conflict with veteran political insiders.In Leading from Behind, you will learn Why Obama s relationship with Israel was poisoned years before he met Israel s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu The real reason for Valerie Jarrett s strong hold over both Barack and Michelle Obama ObamaCare wasn t Obama s idea It was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi s And the real reason he danced to her tune Obama delayed and canceled the mission to kill Osama bin Laden three times and then committed an intelligence blunder that allowed dozens of high level members of al Qaeda to escape Why Obama destroyed a secret budget deal with House Speaker John Boehner that would have reformed entitlements, slashed spending, and reduced the national debt without raising taxes Why Obama is determined to save Attorney General Eric Holder, even though he has mislead and stonewalled Congress about Operation Fast and Furious Why Obama decided to defy the Tea Party and ditch his plans to end earmarksIn Leading from Behind, Richard Miniter s provocative research offers a dramatic, thoroughly sourced account of President Obama s White House during a time of intense domestic controversy and international turmoil.
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    1. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      I think this book came out prior to Barack Obama s second term at the White House Obviously, this book tries to undermine the candidacy of president by pointing that his first term s only notable achievement was to kill Osama Bin Laden.And I hate books that I picked up to know about the person but turned out to be a political propaganda I decided to buy this book because I wanted to know about Obama and his leadership style leading from behind I thought it was about empowerment and the good pr [...]

    2. Gail Welborn on said:

      Extensively researched and sourced, a must read in this election year 2012 Investigative journalist Richard Miniter evaluates the president s leadership style in his August 2012 release, Leading from Behind He uses West Wing sources, exclusive interviews and extensive research to document six pivotal decisions of the Obama years many of which were historical and controversial There he identifies the president s advisors and influencers to determine how and why the president made the decisions he [...]

    3. thewanderingjew on said:

      If you want to read one book that will give you a definitive opinion and understanding of President Obama, read this one I have read many books that analyze his Presidency, but this should be a primer, read by everyone It is uncomplicated it is a fast and interesting read it is full of explanations that are easy to understand about who Obama is, why he is who he is, and what it means for America to have him as President He may be very likeable, but likeability is not the best qualification for P [...]

    4. John on said:

      Miniter provides serious room for thinking through the awesome responsibility of a nation in electing a president It is difficult to argue against his sources both democratic and republican Obama has been accused of poor leadership Perhaps, it is the women in his life who are the poor leaders.They have born such an overwhelming influence that he has been, according to Miniter, leading from behind them.If you are supportive of President Obama s record in office, you would find this book difficult [...]

    5. R Fontaine on said:

      It s called following poorly, at that Focused mainly on the ineptness of Obama as a manager w his worst traits Indecisivnes, taking credit for what works and blame shifting for his failures Add horrible personnel choices a sign of a poor CEO and you have a divided and weakened America.

    6. Andrew Barbin on said:

      Veteran Journalist Richard Miniter, in an expose which would eclipse that of Woodward and Bernstein if the lap dog fellow travelling liberal media were not so blinded by bias, supports his main premise with concrete examples of major decisions made for rather than by Obama, and supplies overwhelming evidence out of the mouths and pens of those who are most enraged by his ability to recognize a would be Emperor with no clothes or leadership skills who was selected an groomed for the roll of perfe [...]

    7. David on said:

      relentlessly negative review of Obama s leadership and decision making, focusing on several big issues health care reform, hunt for bin Laden, not firing Eric Holder after Fast and Furious debacle, budget debt ceiling fiscal cliff negotiations Main bill of particulars included that he lets Valerie Jarrett influence him too much, that he gives up too easily if he doesn t get his way, that he shifts blame and hogs credit, and that he doesn t negotiate in good faith with Republicans in Congress.I d [...]

    8. John Roskelley on said:

      I see several have marked this as to read May I suggest that they step up their efforts and read it before the Nov 2012 election The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that it tended, in my opinion, to give Obama too much credit in some circumstances I found the chapter on Killing bin Laden Loudly particularly enlightening It reinforced facts that were available to prior administrations and capitalized on by the Obama administration in finally guessing that they had enough information to w [...]

    9. Socraticgadfly on said:

      Cheap knockoff of Ron Susskind s in depth, and realistic, book about Obama and his leadership abilities.Miniter manages to appear relatively non breathless compared to harder wingnuts, whether of tea party type on domestic affairs or neocons on Israel, but, that s not even close to rocket science.Arguably, he does have some good insights about Pelosi on national health care, and a few about Valerie Jarrett as Obama s muse, but he s not the first to note either of those As for Obama s relative pa [...]

    10. Drtaxsacto on said:

      This book makes two points over several chapters first, that this president is among the most reclusive we have ever had and that has consequences for how policy is made And second, that he continuously exhibits a lack of basic understanding about how management works within in his own staff or beyond in the federal government The consequences of the second trend are troubling in many ways.He has a good chapter on the President s role in the killing of OBL and concludes that Obama delayed the de [...]

    11. Libertylover501 on said:

      Assuming Mr Miniter had reliable sources for this book, which in the beginning he stated that the majority of his sources were Obama supporting democrats, the book is a devastating account of President Obama.The book paints President Obama as a indecisive man who relies on everyone else, especially Valerie Jarrett, to make tough decisions According to Miniter s info, Obamacare should be called Pelosicare Miniter also claims that Obama, at the behest of Jarrett, called off the Osama Bin Laden rai [...]

    12. Marge on said:

      The author has done an intense study of Obama through public documents and interviews with hundreds of people who have dealt with Obama Our reclusive leader doesn t seem to lead outrightly He walks out of meetings when things don t go his way, he has never been a committee chair, a division or school dean, a president of a club but a member of these things That was interesting to me he is now the leader of our country He also has very few advisors all from ChicagoHe has taken credit for things t [...]

    13. Fredrick Danysh on said:

      The author provides an analysis of the leadership style of President Barrack Obama during his first four years as president Questions are raised about who actually makes decisions and gives the political background of the president and some of his key advisors Whatever you feel about the man, the book is an informative read about the man s politics.

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