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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Whigs claimed that Jackson would try to avert censure by abolishing the House
and Senate by bayonet : if he tried it , two hundred thousand patriots would rush
to Washington and stop him . Jackson carped that Clay had become as “ reckless
Lincoln wrote , “ If Jefferson Davis wishes . . . to know what I would do if he were
to offer peace and re - union , saying nothing about slavery , let him try me . ” The
President knew that if he signed and sent such a letter , he would be taking a ...
have Kent tried in London under the Official Secrets Act , which would allow the
whole case to be hushed up . The Prime Minister warned Kennedy that if Kent
were tried in the United States , it would be hard to conceal his secret ...
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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