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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Former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson , who hated England and adored
France , demanded retaliation against the British . But Secretary of the Treasury
Alexander Hamilton warned the President not to plunge into a war that America ...
To replace Pinckney in Paris , Adams wished to send Thomas Jefferson , his new
Vice President . Having once succeeded Benjamin Franklin as minister to France
, Jefferson was a devout Francophile . In the system of the time , Jefferson was ...
Like a Highwayman ” : James Madison to Thomas Jefferson , Apr. 18 , 1796 ,
Thomas Jefferson Papers . Hamilton's broadsides : Chernow , Hamilton , pp . 494
–96 . “ Pleasure ” : George Washington to Alexander Hamilton , July 29 , 1795.
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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