Presidents of War

Presidents of War

Large Print - 2018
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Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these leaders struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisers, and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families, and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war -- both physically and emotionally -- or were broken by them.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781432857493
Branch Call Number: LP 353.03 BESCHLOSS
Characteristics: 1039 pages (large print), 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
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Feb 19, 2019

Seems all or wartime presidents manipulated the truth, the Congress, and the people in order to pursue their agendas. All were criticized for bending the law and the Constitution to obtain victory. To expect any future president to NOT do these things is highly naive. Well written & researched.


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