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Author and journalist Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times. He has had a long career covering presidencies and world affairs, writing stories ranging from the Lewinsky scandal and the war in Iraq to the rise of Vladimir Putin. His book “Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution” was named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The Washington Post Book World. In “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” (Doubleday) Baker articulates a rich history of the controversial eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration that included the challenges of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and financial collapse. Baker’s extensive research into never-released notes, memos and other internal documents, as well as hundreds of interviews conducted with key players, captures the dramatic story of the dynamic relationship between Bush and Cheney and provides an eye-opening read.

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Peter Baker

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