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Presidents at war

Douglas S. Benson

Presidents at war

a survey of United States warfare history in presidential sequence 1775-1980

by Douglas S. Benson

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Published by The author in Chicago, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Battles -- United States -- History.,
    • Presidents -- United States -- History.,
    • United States -- History, Military.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-704) and index.

      StatementDouglas S. Benson.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE181 .B545 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination712 p. ;
      Number of Pages712
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL738598M
      LC Control Number97129849
      OCLC/WorldCa36036097

      Presidents of War combines this sense of immediacy with the overarching context of two centuries of American history, traveling 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. Historian Michael Beschloss’s new book, “Presidents of War,” examines how presidents have responded to each of these questions across two hundred years of U.S. history. His account opens dramatically, with President James Madison (something of a tragic figure in the book’s telling) fleeing as a fugitive while British forces proceed to.

        A history of the Civil War as told through the six American presidents that experienced it once have five former presidents been alive to look upon their successor. When Abraham Lincoln took office in , these men were John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.   Footnotes [1] Christopher Andrews, For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush (Harper Collins, ). [2] John L. Helgerson, Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, – (Center for the Study of Intelligence, ). [3] Guy Champniss, Hugh .

        Praise for Presidents of War "A marvelous narrative As Beschloss explains, the greatest wartime presidents successfully leaven military action with moral concerns Beschloss’s writing is clean and concise, and he admirably draws upon new documents. Some of the more titillating tidbits in the book are in the footnotes/5(23). Some of the more titillating tidbits in the book are in the footnotes There are fascinating nuggets on virtually every page of Presidents of War. It is a superb and important book, superbly rendered.” —Jay Winik, The New York Times Book Review "Sparkle and bite Valuable and engrossing study of how our chief executives have /5(6).


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Presidents of War is a landmark book about power, leadership and human nature itself.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human, showing that whoever holds the office will fearlessly—or fearfully—impact our world.”Cited by: 1.

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Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the historical sweep and scope of the book/5().

Presidents of War is a landmark book about power, leadership and human nature itself.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human, showing that whoever holds the office will fearlessly—or fearfully—impact our world.”.

Presidents of War is a landmark book about power, leadership and human nature itself.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human, showing that whoever holds the office will fearlessly—or fearfully—impact our world.”Brand: Crown Publishing Group.

While Presidents of War provides excellent coverage of the eight major war episodes, smaller military interventions are missing from this book. Even before the War ofthere were several. Presidents of War review: Michael Beschloss and the Vietnam scoop that wasn't The historian made a splash with a tale of nukes and Khe Sanh, but like most in his book it had been told before.

The renowned historian explores America’s wars through its presidents. In another masterful work of research, NBC News presidential historian Beschloss (Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, etc.) demonstrates his erudite grasp of the history of the executive Founders gave Congress the power to Author: Michael Beschloss.

The prolific presidential historian Michael Beschloss in his new book Presidents of War shows unmistakably that both Hamilton and Wilson were wrong.

“[D]uring the past two centuries,” Beschloss writes, “Presidents, step by step, have disrupted the Founders’ : Michael Beschloss. How presidents deal with war is the subject of the historian Michael Beschloss’s latest work, a sweeping overview of presidents leading the United States through almost two centuries of conflict Author: Jay Winik.

The Presidents' War is written in such a way that it serves not only as an effective Civil War history book, but a quality book on the six presidents. By making them the central characters of the great schism, DeRose gives the reader an understanding of the six men that dwarfs some actual biographies I've read/5.

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Symonds --Wars of choice: James Madison, George W. Bush and the. Presidents of War examines how U.S. presidents have — successfully and unsuccessfully — led America to war, during the War ofthe Spanish-American War, the Mexican-American War, the two.

A history of the Civil War as told through the six American presidents that experienced it firsthand. Only once have five former presidents been alive to look upon their successor.

When Abraham Lincoln took office inthese men were John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan.Presidential historian Michael Beschloss speaks at the 19th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

about the complex decisions a Commander in Chief must make while the country is at war.Michael Beschloss has written a highly readable, but deeply flawed account of our nation’s war-making presidents. The book follows the traditional, Euro-centric narrative of American history.