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President"s war

Anthony Austin

President"s war

the story of the Tonkin Gulf resolution and how the nation was trapped in Vietnam.

by Anthony Austin

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  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States,
    • Tonkin Gulf Incidents, 1964,
    • Separation of powers -- United States,
    • War, Declaration of -- United States

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS557.A63 A87
      The Physical Object
      Pagination368 p.
      Number of Pages368
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4918159M
      LC Control Number76166495

        In Presidents of War, Beschloss sounds the alarm about the president's power to drag the nation into war. Yet a more pressing danger and indictment of presidential power may be the "little wars". 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 in , these men were John Tyler, Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan.

      Presidents of War () is a panoramic study of eight US presidents and the conflicts into which they led their country. Detailing each POTUS’ motivations for war, their decisions once hostilities began, and the mood of the press and public at home, these absorbing portraits of wartime leaders look at American history on the grandest of scales – from the War of to . Presidents at War is a two-night HISTORY event. This landmark series tells the story of World War II through the experiences of eight remarkable .

        17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend. This look at Franklin and Eleanor during the Second World War became a massive best seller for good reason. Written. 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(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.” —Tom Hanks, Cited by: 1.

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.”/5().

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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. PRESIDENTS OF WAR. By Michael Beschloss.

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Beschloss tries to cover so much, from James Polk’s war with. 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 : Michael Beschloss.

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() Albeit, as Priess finds, this carries the risk of presidential ire if it. Beschloss examines eight presidents and their wars: Madison and the War of ; Polk and the Mexican-American War; Lincoln and the Civil War; McKinley and the Spanish-American War; Wilson and World War I; Franklin Roosevelt and World War II; Truman and Korea; and Lyndon Johnson and : Michael Beschloss.

Presidents of War: The Epic Story, From to Modern Times, by Michael Beschloss, Crown Publishing Group, Princeton, N.Y.,$35 With his latest book, celebrated presidential historian Michael Beschloss has firmly cemented his legacy as a scholar of American leadership.

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Ten years in Author: Michael Beschloss. Beschloss’s book is full of such “what if” moments. It is hard to read about today’s conflicts without thinking about how they might connect to the past and what impact they might have on the future. Presidents of War is worth reading, whether you are one of the nation’s leaders or just an armchair historian.

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