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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Feeling “ damned sick and disgusted , ” he told his diary he would “ resign today ”
but for fear of being charged with cowardice under the Blitz . In October 1940 ,
Kennedy told British diplomats that he would fly back to America and issue a ...
Brave Leaders and how They Changed America, 1789-1989 Michael R.
Beschloss. The President did not let on how badly his feelings could be hurt by
criticism of his acting . His personal aide Jim Kuhn recalled the time a lady told
Reagan he ...
He told the President , “ Scientists say any shield can be pierced . ” The Soviet
Union would “ build up to smash your shield . . . . You haven ' t thought this
through . ” Reagan retorted that Americans demanded a shield so that Soviet
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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