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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The gospel singer Mahalia Jackson wired Kennedy that his speech “ made me
proud all over again that I am an American and that you are my President . " The
actor Tony Randall cabled the President three words : “ I LOVE YOU . ” Kennedy
Lincoln ' s reading of Weems : Speech in Trenton , N . J . , Feb . 21 , 1861 , in
Basler , vol . 4 , pp . 235 – 36 , Wilson and Davis , pp . 41 , 125 . Weems
quotations : Onuf edition , p . 172 . Lincoln to Herndon on biographies : Wilson
and Davis , p .
JFK and RFK after Barnett speech and Max Jacobson : Reeves , Kennedy , p .
364 , Bryant , pp . 245 – 46 . JFK speech , Sept . 30 , 1962 : Doyle , Insurrection ,
pp . 152 – 53 , Bryant , pp . 346 – 47 . King anger at JFK speech : Bryant , p . 444 .
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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