Presidents of War

Presidents of War

Book - 2018
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Beschloss provides a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives. 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.
Publisher: New York : Crown, 2018
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307409607
Characteristics: xi, 739 p. : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm


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Charts the controversial leadership, public reputations, and evolving political powers of American wartime presidents from the War of 1812 through Vietnam, including Lincoln, Wilson, and LBJ.

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