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Presidents of war / Michael Beschloss.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Haslet Public Library 355 BES (Text) 36052000019766 Adult Non-fiction Checked out 01/25/2019
North Richland Hills Public Library 355.00973 BES (Text) 35932043147944 New Books Checked out 02/12/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307409607 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's 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 war--both physically and emotionally--or were broken by them. Beschloss's 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
New York Times Best Sellers, 2018.
Subject: Best sellers.
Presidents > United States > History.
Political leadership > United States > History.
Executive power > United States > History.
United States > History, Military.
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