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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Conceding that Talleyrand was a diplomat of “ most noted ill fame , ” Jefferson
said the " great obstacle to accommodation ” was John Adams . He insisted the
Federalists were fabricating a war scare to bolster their dwindling popularity . Just
When his illiterate , struggling father , Thomas , moved the family to Pigeon Creek
, Indiana , neighbors noted Abe ' s “ deep earnestness , ” his desire to “ outstrip
and override ” the other boys . It was said that when Abe teased local girls , they ...
Burke Marshall noted that segregationists like Alabama ' s Governor , George
Wallace , were hoping that his brokered peace between King and local
businessmen would “ blow up . ” If that happened , black anger would erupt — "
and I think ...
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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