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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Still he worried about Northerners who were passionate for the Union but not
abolition . To mollify them , he had declared that if he “ could save the Union
without freeing any slave , I would do it . ” Despite such efforts , the voters
Radicals in Congress wanted a Union victory to be followed by scorched earth ,
with the South “ laid waste and made a desert . ” In July 1864 , worried by Lincoln
' s far more lenient plans for Reconstruction , they passed the Wade - Davis Bill ...
Lincoln wrote , “ If Jefferson Davis wishes . . . to know what I would do if he were
to offer peace and re - union , saying nothing about slavery , let him try me . ” The
President knew that if he signed and sent such a letter , he would be taking a ...
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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