Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and how They Changed America, 1789-1989
Thorndike Press, 2007 - 804 pages
Documents crucial historical moments in each of the first forty presidencies during which the future of the United States has been dramatically affected by a bold executive decision, and offers insight into the factors that influenced the choices made byeach president.
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The virtue of the people ” : Andrew Jackson to John Coffee , Oct . 1832 , in
Remini II , p . 374 . “ The Globe revolves ” : Andrew Jackson to William Lewis ,
Aug . 9 , 1832 , in Remini II , p . 376 . “ Spends his days at the gaming ” : James ,
p . 606 .
son , Aug . 16 , 1832 , Donelson Papers . “ Will not get one electoral vote " :
Andrew Jackson to Martin Van Buren , Aug . 16 , 1832 , Van Buren Papers ,
Gammon , p . 152 . “ If our fellows didn ' t raise ” : Bowers , pp . 250 – 51 , James ,
p . 606 .
Sign a charter for any bank ” : Andrew Jackson to Martin Van Buren , Feb . 3 ,
1834 , Van Buren Papers , Parton III , p . 551 . “ Go to the monster ! ” and “ Didn ' t
I manage ” : Parton III , pp . 549 – 50 , Catterall , pp . 351 – 52 . Biddle fled :
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My review is for the abridged audiobook version read by the author. The author presents engaging profiles of nine American Presidents who persevered despite stiff opposition from either domestic or ... Read full review