Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson, USAF (Ret.), Dereliction of Duty: The Eye- to May , whose duties included carrying the nuclear “football” or codes . Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson exposes the terrifying, behind-the-scenes story of the years when the most irresponsible President in our history had his finger. Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson, United States Air Force (Ret.), served. 20 active years in the military with distinction and saw tours of duty as an Air.

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Beside thes Close to Clinton while toting the nuclear “football”, author Lt. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Dereliction of Duty was actually a very interesting book. Is this feature helpful? That’s what this book is like.

Jan 19, Kinksrock rated it did not like it. The Foreign Policy timeline at the end is also an eyeopener.

See all Editorial Reviews. Patterson writes with a lot of conviction. Patterson a lot of credit for his professionalism in keeping his mouth shut while working for the President, and for not quitting. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

This responsibility meant that he spent a considerable amount of time next to the president, giving him a unique perspective on the Clinton administration. This is certainly not the first anti-Clinton book, but it is different in that Patterson does not seem to have a political ax to grind.


A definite must-read, especially the timeline appendix – Derellction never understood how much China directly benefited from the Clinton years until I read this timeline and then confirmed the data on the internet.

Read about how he was too busy playing golf to give the kill order against bin laden. While we heard many stories of the president and his wife during and after his term in office, the few behind the scenes eyewitness accounts of their interaction brings levity to a read I found hard to digest through my anger. In part, this was because he had at least served in an Army military unit Feb 11, Vicki rated it did not like it.

I highly recommend this book. Security for Chinese Cash. Apr 19, Steve Vitucci rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. In fact, at times, he appears apologetic about having to write about his ex-commander in chief. In Dereliction of Duty, Patterson reveals: Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Needless to say, after reading the book, it was difficult at times to put my little boy to sleep at night, as it made me ponder our s I met the author of this book a few years ago and was quite impressed with his story and dedication to his position. At the same time there are no comparison numbers given as an example.

Refresh and try again. A short list of the top 5 traveled presidents would have been very interesting. The general information contained in this book was an eye opener to say the least. Jan 22, Timothy rated it liked it.


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One person found this helpful. In this foreign policy opinion, this dovetails with In the Arena: He was too busy playing golf and chasing skirts. I think the author could have really used some comparative data to underscore his criticisms–for example, he says Clinton unnecessarily flew large numbers of government staff across the globe at exorb I read mostly this book while standing next to the book shelf in D.

Finally, there is something distasteful about a soldier assigned to protect the president writing if he really wrote this a “tell-all” book after his assignment.

As I have read more political memoirs, I have come to understand that it is the perspective of the person writing the b This was the first book I had ever read by someone who talked about a president after having served in their administration. He’s definitely not a firebrand of an author, and that lends credibility to the book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Books by Robert Patterson. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If you hate Clinton, Bill and Hillary both you’ll love this book.