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From a leading presidential historian comes a cutting-edge and typically shocking saga of America's war time chief executives
Ten years in the research as well as writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate take a look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into dispute and mobilized their nation for victory. It brings us right into the space as they make one of the most tough choices that face any type of President, sometimes sending out numerous hundreds of American men and women to their deaths.
From James Madison as well as the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them having problem with Congress, the courts, journalism, their very own experts and also antiwar protesters; looking for comfort from their spouses, friends and families; as well as going down to their knees in petition. We pertain to comprehend how these Presidents were able to hold up against the pressures of war– both literally and mentally– or were damaged by them.
Beschloss's meetings with enduring individuals in the dramatization as well as his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified nationwide protection documents, and also various other sources help him to tell this tale in a manner it has not been informed before. Presidents of War incorporates the feeling of existing with the overarching context of 2 centuries of American background. This vital book demonstrates how far we have taken a trip from the time of our Founders, that attempted to constrict presidential power, to our contemporary, when a single leader has the possible to release nuclear tools that can ruin a lot of the mankind.
- Hardcover: 752 pages
- Publisher: Crown; 1st Edition edition (October 9, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780307409607
- ISBN-13: 978-0307409607
- ASIN: 0307409600
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.7 x 9.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds