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 self - possessed , discreet young aide with the " peach - blossom face ” had
been a Springfield law clerk before joining Lincoln ... When Lincoln could not
sleep , he would arrive in his nightshirt and talk with his two aides late into the
Arguing that U . S . prestige would suffer if allies like the Philippines and Haiti
were seen voting against it , Clark Clifford persuaded Truman to let his aides
lobby for partition . As Clifford recalled , “ I kept the ramrod up the State
Department ' s ...
Kennedy ' s aide Marge Lawson warned him that her fellow Negroes felt he had “
little experience ” and “ no real understanding ” of ... In his effort to head off
Stevenson , Bobby told aides to do “ everything you need ” to get Negro support .
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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