Nebraska Authors

Charles Timothy Hagel

AKA: Chuck

Born 1946 North Platte, NE (USA)

A United States Senator from 1997 to 2009 and U.S. Secretary of Defense 2013 to 2015, Hagel, a Republican, was considered an independent minded Senator in the tradition of George Norris. As a former infantry soldier who fought in Vietnam, Hagel made an unusual Secretary of Defense. His all-too-public search for political prudence and realism irritated ideologues from both parties.

Charlyne Berens has written a biography of Hagel, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward, 2006, and Daniel P. Bolger's book Our year of war : two brothers, Vietnam, and a nation divided (2017) portrays brothers Chuck and Tom Hagel at war in Vietnam.

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Politics; autobiography


U.S. Senator


“150 Notable Nebraskans”, Number 45 on the Journal Star Sesquicentennial List of Significant Nebraskans


America: Out Next Chapter. 2008.

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