Table of contents for Work hard, study-- and keep out of politics! : adventures and lessons from an unexpected public life / James A. Baker, III ; with Steve Fiffer.

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Preface xi 
	1. 	-"Number One, I Don't Know Anything About 
Politics" 1 
	2. 	"Gobblers and Hens" 27 
	3. 	-"The Closest Presidential Election You'll Ever See in Your 
Lifetime" 50 
	4. 	"Doesn't It Piss You Off?" 73 
	5. 	"I Want to Talk to You Before You Go Back to Texas" 98 
	6. 	-"President Reagan Doesn't Like Yes Men. When He Says No, We All Say 
No" 122 
	7. 	"Spared for a Purpose" 142 
	8. 	"A Reformed Drunk" 165 
	9. 	"Catching Javelins" 192 
	10. 	"Jimmy, You're Massaging Me" 214 
	11.	"If That's What You Want, George, That's What We'll Do" 238 
	12.	-"If You're So Smart, Jimmy, How Come I'm Vice President 
and You're Not?" 258 
	13.	"From 'Fencing Master' to 'Foxtail'" 281 
	14.	"The One Constant in Politics Is Change" 312 
	15.	"I Don't Miss Washington" 339 
	16.	"Good Evening, Mr. President-Elect" 364 
	17.	-"Mr. President, This Is Not The First Time I've Done This" 394 
	18.	"A Single Bluebell" 410 
Appendix: "Item One on Our Agenda Was the Dollar" 429 
Acknowledgments 447 
Index 451 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Baker, James Addison, 1930-.
Baker, James Addison, 1930- -- Philosophy.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-.
Baker, James Addison, 1930- -- Philosophy.
Civil service -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.