Alexander Haig

Easton Press Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. books

Inner Circles - signed first edition - 1992

Alexander Haig biography

Alexander Meigs Haig Jr., born on December 2, 1924, and passed away on February 20, 2010, was an American military officer, statesman, and public servant. He played significant roles in both the military and political spheres, serving as a high-ranking military officer and holding key positions in several U.S. administrations. Haig was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1947. He had a distinguished military career, rising through the ranks and serving in various capacities, including in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Haig's dedication and leadership skills earned him numerous awards and commendations throughout his military service. One of Haig's notable assignments was as the Chief of Staff of the Army from 1973 to 1974, where he played a crucial role in managing the military during a period of transition following the Vietnam War. Subsequently, he transitioned to the political arena.

In 1974, Haig became the White House Chief of Staff under President Richard Nixon during the tumultuous Watergate scandal. He continued to serve in this role under President Gerald Ford after Nixon's resignation. Haig's tenure as Chief of Staff was marked by his efforts to stabilize the administration and restore confidence in the wake of the Watergate crisis.

In 1981, Alexander Haig was appointed as the Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. His tenure as Secretary of State was marked by his active involvement in foreign policy, including efforts to contain the spread of communism and manage the complexities of the Cold War.

Haig's political career also included an unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination in 1988. After leaving public office, he continued to be involved in various roles, including as a commentator and author. Alexander Haig's career was characterized by his leadership in both military and civilian roles. His service in critical moments of U.S. history, from the Cold War era to periods of political turmoil, reflected his commitment to public service. While his approach and style generated both admiration and criticism, Haig left an indelible mark on American military and political history.

Inner Circles - How America Changed the World: A Memoir

An outspoken account of Haig's political career contains his opinions on today's politicians, the increasing power of the Japanese, the fall of Eastern Europe, the JFK assassination, and more.

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