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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CHAPTER ONE A SPEEDY DEATH TO GENERAL WASHINGTON ! In August
1795 , at Mount Vernon , drenched by what he called a “ violent Rain , ” George
Washington nervously paced down a garden path , elegantly covered by crushed
But if death — political or otherwise — was the price for stopping the Bank , he
would pay it . That summer , Jackson wrote his daughterin - law , “ Knowing that
we have to die , we ought to live to be prepared to die well . ” He told Amos
Sudden , unexpected death was a black thread that ran through Lincoln ' s life .
As a boy , he lost his mother and sister ; as a man , his sons Eddie and Willie .
Through the Civil War , hundreds of thousands of Americans had perished by his
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