Presidents of War

Presidents of War
Author: Michael Beschloss
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 0804137013
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From a preeminent presidential historian comes a “superb and important” (The New York Times Book Review) saga of America’s wartime chief executives “Fascinating and heartbreaking . . . timely . . . Beschloss’s broad scope lets you draw important crosscutting lessons about presidential leadership.”—Bill Gates Widely acclaimed and ten years in the making, Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is an intimate and irresistibly readable chronicle of the Chief Executives who took the United States into conflict and mobilized it for victory. From the War of 1812 to Vietnam, we see these leaders considering the difficult decision to send hundreds of thousands of Americans to their deaths; struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. Through Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants and findings in original letters and once-classified national security documents, we come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—or were broken by them. 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. 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. . . . 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 discharged the most significant of all their duties. . . . Excellent. . . . A fluent narrative that covers two centuries of national conflict.” —Richard Snow, The Wall Street Journal

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
Author: Summary Express
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-07-20
ISBN: 9781081737887
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Diary of Thoughts: Presidents of War by Michael R. Beschloss - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

The Presidents of the United States

The Presidents of the United States
Author: Henry Warren Rugg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advice to War Presidents

Advice to War Presidents
Author: Angelo Codevilla
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-03-24
ISBN: 0786744391
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"War presidents" are hardly exceptional in modern American history. To a greater or lesser extent, every president since Wilson has been a War President. Each has committed our country to the pursuit of peace, yet involved us in a seemingly endless series of wars -- conflicts that the American foreign policy establishment has generally made worse. The chief reason, argues Angelo Codevilla in Advice to War Presidents, is that America's leaders have habitually imagined the world as they wished it to be rather than as it is: They acted under the assumptions that war is not a normal tool of statecraft but a curable disease, and that all the world's peoples wish to live as Americans do. As a result, our leaders have committed America to the grandest of ends while constantly subverting their own goals. Employing many negative examples from the Bush II administration but also ranging widely over the last century, Advice to War Presidents offers a primer on the unchanging principles of foreign policy. Codevilla explains the essentials -- focusing on realities such as diplomacy, alliances, war, economic statecraft, intelligence, and prestige, rather than on meaningless phrases like "international community," "peacekeeping" and "collective security." Not a realist, neoconservative, or a liberal internationalist, Codevilla follows an older tradition: that of historians like Thucydides, Herodotus, and Winston Churchill -- writers who analyzed international affairs without imposing false categories. Advice to War Presidents is an effort to talk our future presidents down from their rhetorical highs and get them to practice statecraft rather than wishful thinking, lest they give us further violence.

The Presidency of William McKinley

The Presidency of William McKinley
Author: Lewis L. Gould,Visiting Distinguished Professor Lewis L Gould
Publsiher: University Press of Kansas
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this interpretation of the McKinley presidency Lewis L. Gould contends that William McKinley was the first modern president. Making use of extensive original research in manuscript collections in the United States, Great Britain, and France, Gould argues that during McKinley's four and a half years in the White House the executive office began to resemble the institution as the twentieth century would know it. He rejects the erroneous stereotypes that have long obscured McKinley's historical significance: McKinley as the compliant agent of Mark Hanna or as an irresolute executive in the Cuban crisis that led to war with Spain. He contends that McKinley is an important figure in the history of the United States because of the large contributions he made to the strengthening and broadening of the power of the chief executive. While this volume touches on many aspects of McKinley's leadership, the core of it relates to the coming of the Spanish-American War, the president's conduct of the war itself, and the emergence of an American empire from 1898 to 1900. According to Gould, the Spanish-American War was not the result presidential weakness or of cowardice before public hysteria. McKinley sought to persuade Spain to relinquish Cuba peacefully, turning to war only when it became apparent that Madrid would never acquiesce. During the war, McKinley effectively directed the American military effort and the diplomacy that brought territorial acquisitions and peace. The process of making peace with Spain—involving, as it did, American annexation of the Philippines—and of securing the ratification of the resulting treaty in the Senate underscored McKinley's expansive view of presidential power. He functioned as chief diplomat, from the sending of senators on the peace commission to the personal supervision of the terms of the negotiation. At home he made tours of the West and South in 1898 to lead popular opinion to his position as no president had done before him. For the Senate he evidenced a readiness to dispense patronage, woo votes with personal persuasion, and marshal the resources of the political system behind his treaty. Later episodes in McKinley's administration support Gould's thesis. In administering Puerto Rico and Cuba and in suppressing an insurrection in the Philippines, McKinley relied further on the war power and continued to shape affairs from the White House. He sent troops to china during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 without congressional authorization, governed the new possessions through presidential commissions, and allowed Capitol Hill only a subsidiary role in the process. By 1901 the nation had an empire and a president whose manner and bearing anticipated the imperial executives of six decades later. Gould does not argue that McKinley was a great president. He maintains, instead, that what McKinley contributed to the office, the examples he offered and the precedents he set make him an important figure in the emergence of the modern presidency in this century.

Vice Presidents of the United States 1789 1993

Vice Presidents of the United States 1789 1993
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: East Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Causes of War

Causes of War
Author: Jack S. Levy,William R. Thompson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1444357093
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written by leading scholars in the field, Causes of War provides the first comprehensive analysis of the leading theories relating to the origins of both interstate and civil wars. Utilizes historical examples to illustrate individual theories throughout Includes an analysis of theories of civil wars as well as interstate wars -- one of the only texts to do both Written by two former International Studies Association Presidents

Encyclopedia of American Biography

Encyclopedia of American Biography
Author: Winfield Scott Downs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Presidents of America

The Presidents of America
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Presidents of World War II

The Presidents of World War II
Author: Charles River Charles River Editors
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN: 9781985760110
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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*Includes pictures of Truman, FDR, and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes Truman's most colorful quotes about politics, the Republican Party, and Richard Nixon. Franklin Delano Roosevelt might be America's greatest 20th century president, but there's no question that he was the most unique. A well-connected relative of Theodore Roosevelt, FDR was groomed for greatness until he was struck down by polio. Nevertheless, he persevered, rising through New York politics to reach the White House just as the country faced its greatest challenge since the Civil War, beginning his presidency with one of the most iconic lines ever spoken during an inaugural address. For over a decade, President Roosevelt threw everything he had at the Great Depression, and then threw everything the country had at the Axis powers during World War II. Ultimately, he succumbed to illness in the middle of his fourth term, just before the Allies won the war. When President Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945, Vice President Truman, somewhat unprepared for the Presidency, now had to fill some of the biggest shoes in American history. Incredibly, Truman had not been informed of the country's secret attempt to build atomic bombs, confiding in his diary after learning about it, "We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, after Noah and his fabulous Ark." The new president had to usher America through victory in Europe in his first month and decide to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a few months later, but the end of World War II produced only the first of many consequential decisions Truman would face during his nearly 8 years in office. As president, Truman would lay the groundwork for the next 50 years of American foreign policy, as the architect of Cold War containment, the man who signed off on the Marshall Plan, and the commander-in-chief during much of the Korean War. He would also be the president who finally integrated the military, a crucial step on the way to full civil rights for the country's minorities. The Presidents of World War II chronicles the lives and presidencies of the two men who successfully led America through the war, but it also humanizes the aristocratic Roosevelt and the no-nonsense Midwesterner Truman. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about FDR and Truman like you never have before.

Presidents of the United States

Presidents of the United States
Author: Edward Grey
Publsiher: Smithmark Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780831771096
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidents of the United States Book Excerpt:

Describes each president's responsibilities in office, and provides information on personal background, political career, and a table highlighting the major achievements of each administration

How America Goes to War

How America Goes to War
Author: Drew E. Pearsall,Harry S. Truman,George Bush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Civil Liberties in Crisis

Civil Liberties in Crisis
Author: Albert F. Gunns
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Presidents of the United States 1789 1894

The Presidents of the United States 1789 1894
Author: James Grant Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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War Housing Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Recommendation for Legislation in Regard to War Housing

War Housing  Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Recommendation for Legislation in Regard to War Housing
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2
Release: 1942
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Housing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America

Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America
Author: John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Outline of the Progress of the War

Outline of the Progress of the War
Author: United States. President (1945-1953 : Truman)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Political Handbook of the World 2007

Political Handbook of the World 2007
Author: William C Banks
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 1495
Release: 2006-11-21
ISBN: 9780872893702
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Handbook of the World 2007 Book Excerpt:

Providing thorough and accurate information on more than 200 countries, Political Handbook of the World 2007 is the one-stop source for finding complete, authoritative facts and analysis on each country's governmental and political makeup. Political Handbook of the World is renowned for its extensive coverage of major, minor, and antisystemic political parties in each nation. It also includes cabinet members, key ambassadors, and international memberships of each country and profiles nearly 120 intergovernmental organizations. This comprehensive, one-volume source for political information has been updated to include coverage of: Election results from countries around the world including Afghanistan, Bolivia, Canada, Comoro Islands, Cyprus, Egypt, Gabon, Haiti, Israel, Italy, Liberia, Mexico, and the Palestinian Authority, Newly formed parties, governing coalitions, and new party leaders in every country including Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Djibouti, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, and Mexico, A new entry on the recently independent Montenegro, Important political activities and foreign policy initiatives in every country, Updated population figures and economic growth statistics for every country, Current issues, crises, and controversies dominating national political agendas, including the military coup in Thailand, the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, nationalization of natural gas and land reform in Bolivia, Iran's nuclear program, the prodemocracy uprising in Nepal, civil unrest in France, and the crackdown on prodemocracy groups in Egypt, New intergovernmental organization activities, international conferences, and major programs and institutions run by intergovernmental organizations. Book jacket.

Message from the President of the United States Transmitting a Report from the Secretary of State Regarding American Citizens Now Detained by the British Authorities as Prisoners of War

Message from the President of the United States  Transmitting a Report from the Secretary of State Regarding American Citizens Now Detained by the British Authorities as Prisoners of War
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2
Release: 1902
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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