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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When Gorbachev , bundled against the cold , arrived , the smiling Reagan
greeted him hatless and coatless . One of Gorbachev's aides complained that his
boss looked like " a KGB agent from a bad American film . Settled in stiff - backed
Reagan dismissed Gorbachev's notion as uninformed “ fantasy . ” He joked that
perhaps the reason he felt so strongly about SDI was that “ in a previous life ” he
had been “ the inventor of the shield ” before his reincarnation as President .
Instead Mrs. Gorbachev gibed , “ We missed you in Reykjavik . ” After a twenty -
one - gun salute and ... To Gorbachev's initial discomfort , Reagan suggested that
they start using first names : “ Mine is Ron . ” * Although Gorbachev did not wear ...
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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