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
Contributor
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 War combines 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
Cataloging source
B@L
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Beschloss, Michael R
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E176.1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Executive power
  • HISTORY / Military / Strategy
  • United States
Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3941125
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1054992421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804137010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
A1890203-BC4F-4031-9343-D4C0EA12D4BE
Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=178&titleID=3941125
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1054992421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804137010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
A1890203-BC4F-4031-9343-D4C0EA12D4BE

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