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From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of Americas wartime chief executives Ten years in the research and writing,Presidents of Waris a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors 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 warboth physically and emotionallyor were broken by them Beschlosss interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before.Presidents of Warcombines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race....

Title : Presidents of War
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ISBN : 0307409600
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Crown October 9, 2018
Number of Pages : 752 pages
File Size : 799 KB
Status : Available For Download
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