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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Should “ the sword and the purse be at once united in the hands of one man ? ”
Clay had turned his fire on Jackson ' s usurpation of Congressional power
because the Bank issue had proven such an albatross for him and his party .
When FDR once asked him to give up a too prominent lady friend , Kennedy
allegedly retorted , “ Not until you get rid of Missy LeHand ! ” But by 1940 , Daisy
and Lucy were probably the only human beings to whom the President really
Slouching in his darkened office , with a glint of silver beard , the once fastidious
Clifford lamented in 1993 to the author of this book that people who once
admired him were now saying , “ Who the hell is Clark Clifford ? He ' s just . . . a
guy who ...
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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