In this memoir, former Vice President Dick Cheney delivers a portrait of American politics over nearly forty years and shares personal reflections on his role as a steadfast and influential statesmen in the history of his country. Dick Cheney has been viewed as a powerful vice presidents - secretive, even mysterious, and at the same time opinionated and unflinchingly outspoken. He has been both praised and attacked by his peers, the press, and the public. Through it all, courting only the ideals that define him, he has remained true to himself, his principles, his family, and his country. In this book, Dick Cheney takes readers through his experiences as family man, policymaker, businessman, and politician during years that shaped America's collective history.