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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But Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton warned the President not to
plunge into a war that America could not win . The religious Martha Washington
could not abide Hamilton's Byzantine intrigues or his infidelities to his wife ...
He knew that in 1796 , Hamilton had implored electors to give the Presidency not
to Adams but Thomas Pinckney , whose strings Hamilton had a ... Abigail warned
her husband against Hamilton's hidden , malevolent influence on the Cabinet .
would , of course , be “ extremely desirable , " but when the President suggested
fifteen names to serve under him , Hamilton's was well down his list . Pickering
warned Washington that Hamilton “ will gladly be Your Second in command , ”
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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