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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Adams resented the assaults and feared they would stop American trade . “
Those Treaty breaking Frenchmen take every vessel , ” Abigail wrote him . “ What
is to be done with them ? ” Like Washington , Adams knew that his young nation
T.R. feared the Democrats might haul ex - President Grover Cleveland out of
retirement . He wrote his friend Senator Lodge that Cleveland could appeal
across party lines to the “ big Wall Street men who resent the Northern Securities
suit and ...
Kennedy feared that the sky was falling . He told ... His pollster Lou Harris warned
that Irish- , Polish- , and Italian - Americans of the North , fearing the integration of
their neighborhoods and black political power , might soon turn Republican .
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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