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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions–and inactions–have defined the course of our country.

What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States–as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of othe

What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president of the United States–as did Donald Rumsfeld, Leon Panetta, and a relative handful of others. The chiefs of staff, often referred to as “the gatekeepers,” wield tremendous power in Washington and beyond; they decide who is allowed to see the president, negotiate with Congress to push POTUS’s agenda, and–most crucially–enjoy unparalleled access to the leader of the free world. Each chief can make or break an administration, and each president reveals himself by the chief he picks.

Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity. In doing so, he revises our understanding of presidential history, showing us how James Baker’s expert managing of the White House, the press, and Capitol Hill paved the way for the Reagan Revolution–and, conversely, how Watergate, the Iraq War, and even the bungled Obamacare rollout might have been prevented by a more effective chief.

Filled with shrewd analysis and never-before-reported details, The Gatekeepers offers an essential portrait of the toughest job in Washington.
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    Matt

    Jan 30, 2018

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    it was amazing

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    Chris Whipple offers a stunning look behind the curtain and into the depths of the West Wing, wherein resides some of the most powerful unelected figures in the American political machine. At the pinnacle of this group is a man (for there has yet to be a woman in the role) who wears the moniker Chief of Staff (CoS). Charged with keeping the various factions at bay and protecting the President of the United States (POTUS), the CoS serves primarily as a gatekeeper, but also as the one whose job it

    I approached this book as a lesser dose of politics in these deeply divisive days in America. While not an American myself, I have a keen interest in political history south of the Canadian border, something that Whipple offers here. Whipple uses key events and clashes between POTUS and CoS to illustrate that there were many times when decisions did not flow as smoothly as they might have appeared in front of the camera. There are also numerous mentions of Chiefs having to rein in their bosses, who were hellbent on making stupid mistakes, placing ego before pragmatism. With a narrative that entertains as well as educates, Whipple draws on first-hand interviews as well as documented evidence to provide the reader with as thorough a look behind the doors of power, save when doing so might violate national security. The reader can sit back and see the progression of the role of Chief of Staff, though there were times when Chiefs refused to learn from their predecessors, citing political or ideological reasons. While the role is surely political, Whipple argues that it is more a shepherd herding sheep, no matter their political stripe. And, wherever possible, protecting the man in the Oval Office from political shrapnel.

    Kudos, Mr. Whipple, for such a wonderful piece. I can only hope that I find more of you work in the coming years, as it was informative but not preachy. Well worth the time invested.

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    Diane

    Aug 05, 2017

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    This is a fantastic book on American politics, covering nearly 50 years of U.S. presidents and their White House chiefs of staff.

    I was keen to pick up The Gatekeepers after seeing it referenced in a news story when Reince Priebus, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, was fired in July. The book explains why the role of White House chief of staff is so important, and has fascinating stories from the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clin

    I was keen to pick up The Gatekeepers after seeing it referenced in a news story when Reince Priebus, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, was fired in July. The book explains why the role of White House chief of staff is so important, and has fascinating stories from the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.

    When I started reading this book, I didn’t expect to get as engrossed in it as I did. The stories were so interesting that I raced through it in two days, amazed at how our political history continues to repeat itself. Some of the players involved were so arrogant and egotistical that it damaged the administration; other times the president himself was so disorganized that even a disciplined chief of staff couldn’t keep order. After finishing this book, I better understand how difficult that staff position really is, and why it’s considered such a powerful post.

    While reading, I frequently paused to marvel at how connected everyone is in Washington — it really is its own little world, with the same people sticking around for decades.* So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the young up-and-comers in the Ford administration, two fellas by the names of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, later became such huge players in the G.W. Bush administration. (One of the biggest shocks I had reading this book was seeing Cheney described as a pleasant, humble guy in the ’70s. Surprising, right? Cheney was so despised and controlling during the GWB years that several people in the book commented on how much he had changed.)

    *Sidenote: I was also shocked by how presidents and their chiefs kept making the same mistakes (often despite warnings from previous administrations) and of hearing the same names pop up over and over again that I could have put on a tinfoil hat and run around shrieking, “WAKE UP, PEOPLE! EVERYTHING’S CONNECTED!!”

    There are so many great stories from recent history in The Gatekeepers that I highly recommend it to anyone interested in American politics. I’d also recommend it as a guide to managers, often for examples of what NOT to do.

    Favorite Quotes
    “You have to be the person that says no. You’ve got to be the son of a bitch who basically tells somebody what the president can’t tell him.” — Leon Panetta, chief of staff to Bill Clinton

    “Somebody’s got to be in charge. Somebody’s got to be the go-to guy who can go into the Oval Office and deliver a very tough message to the president. You can’t do that if you got eight or nine guys sitting around saying, ‘Well, you go tell him.'” — Dick Cheney, chief of staff to Gerald Ford

    “A great president can get away with a mediocre chief of staff; a mediocre president can’t possibly.” — Robert Reich
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    Jean Poulos

    I found this a most interesting book to read. I learned a lot of information not only about the chief of staff but also about the president and his administration. The chief of staff(COS) is the highest-ranking White House employee. According to Whipple the chief of staff can make or break an administration. The author states the chief of staff is the second most powerful job in government. I found it most interesting to learn about the lessor known and written about but very important men. I wa

    The book is well written and meticulously researched. The author interviews the seventeen-living chief of staffs. Apparently, there have been 28 COS’s since 1968. Whipple enhanced the narrative with his many interviews. Whipple’s writing style is very easy to read and he tosses in some humor. Whipple provides a valuable understanding of the positon and its duties. Whipple is a journalist and this comes through in his writing.

    I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is almost 12 hours long. Mark Bramhall does a good job narrating the book. Bramhall is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator.

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