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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With Washington removed from politics , grateful editorials and correspondence
descended on the President ' s House . ... beat “ with exultation ” that “ the name
of Washington ” would no longer license “ political iniquity ” and “ corruption .
into their own political graves . * In his notes for the book , Kennedy scrawled , “
Politics is a jungle — torn between doing right thing & staying in office . . .
between the private good of the politician and the general good . ” Kennedy ' s
Safire ' s New Political Dictionary : The Definitive Guide to the New Language of
Politics . New York : Random House , 1993 . Samuels , Peggy and Harold .
Remembering the Maine . Washington , D . C . : Smithsonian , 1995 . Sandburg ,
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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