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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He would “ defend my missions to France as long as I have an eye to direct my
hand , or a finger to hold my pen . " So rudely evicted from office , Adams lived
long enough to see his son John Quincy elected in 1824 as the sixth President of
Nervous about his prospects , he wondered whether he should compromise with
Jackson and “ let him write the whole charter with his own hands . ” But by now ,
the President felt that compromise equaled surrender . Without warning , Biddle ...
1815 , in Works of John Adams , vol . 10 , p . 113 . Adams reaction to son ' s
election as President : Page Smith , p . 1135 . “ Independence Forever ! ” : Ellis ,
Passionate Sage , p . 277 . “ Hand in hand ” : Ellis , Passionate Sage , p . 210 .
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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