Naval War College Review


As political memoirs go, Dick Cheney’s In My Time is arguably one of the more candid, in a genre that tends to fall into two categories—the remarkably bland and the overly fulsome. Cheney avoids both these pitfalls in a book that will not change the mind of a single Cheney hater or his small legion of admirers. Cheney was at the center of American politics for almost forty years, and long before he became the Darth Vader of American politics he had a reputation for being one of the ablest and most reform-minded members of the Repub- lican Party.