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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *;From a preeminent presidential historian comes a ';monumental and profoundly important' (Ron Chernow) saga of America's wartime chief executivesBILL GATES'S SUMMER READING LISTTen years in the research and writing,Presidents of Waris a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer.We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of warboth physically and emotionallyor were broken by them. Beschloss's interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before.Presidents of Warcombines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race.Praise forPresidents of War&quote;A marvelous narrative. . . . As Beschloss explains, the greatest wartime presidents successfully leaven military action with moral concerns. . . . Beschloss's writing is clean and concise, and he admirably draws upon new documents. Some of the more titillating tidbits in the book are in the footnotes. . . . There are fascinating nuggets on virtually every page ofPresidents of War. It is a superb and important book, superbly rendered.'Jay Winik,The New York Times Book Review&quote;Sparkle and bite. . . . Valuable and engrossing study of how our chief executives have discharged the most significant of all their duties. . . . Excellent. . . . A fluent narrative that covers two centuries of national conflict.'Richard Snow,The Wall Street Journal

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  • Дата выхода на ЛитРес: 19 июля 2019
  • ISBN: 9781984827098
  • Чтец: Fred Sanders
  • Издатель: Books on Tape
  • Правообладатель: Gardners Books
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