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The Resource Presidents of war, Michael Beschloss

Presidents of war, Michael Beschloss

Label
Presidents of war
Title
Presidents of war
Statement of responsibility
Michael Beschloss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 War is 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.B475 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Presidents of war, Michael Beschloss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the fugitive -- Torrent of passion -- Man of straw -- The most glorious war -- The country is now virtually ours -- A presidential war -- Fort Sumter -- Blood flowing all about me -- Maine blown up -- We must keep what we want -- The world is on fire -- Salvation of mankind -- How could this thing happen? -- The survival war -- I am going to let them have it -- I didn't ask their permission -- We got slapped -- I do not have a parachute
Control code
on1018071639
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307409607
Lccn
2018007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ilustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1018071639
Label
Presidents of war, Michael Beschloss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the fugitive -- Torrent of passion -- Man of straw -- The most glorious war -- The country is now virtually ours -- A presidential war -- Fort Sumter -- Blood flowing all about me -- Maine blown up -- We must keep what we want -- The world is on fire -- Salvation of mankind -- How could this thing happen? -- The survival war -- I am going to let them have it -- I didn't ask their permission -- We got slapped -- I do not have a parachute
Control code
on1018071639
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307409607
Lccn
2018007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ilustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1018071639

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