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The Resource Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss

Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss

Label
Presidents of War
Title
Presidents of War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Beschloss
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presidential historian Michael Beschloss uses original letters, diaries, declassified documents, and interviews to bring us into the room and into the minds of a procession of Chief Executives who took the nation into major conflicts, mobilized Americans for victory, and seized greater power for themselves. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, we see these leaders struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisers, 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 war -- both physically and emotionally -- or were broken by them
Summary
The best-selling author of The Conquerors charts the controversial leadership, public reputations and evolving political powers of American wartime presidents from the War of 1812 through Vietnam, including Lincoln, Wilson and LBJ
Writing style
Awards note
New York Times Bestseller Nonfiction 2018.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732741
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beschloss, Michael R
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.B475 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Executive power
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Leadership
  • Executive power
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-695) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fugitive -- "Torrent of passion" -- "Man of straw" -- "The most glorious war" -- "The country is now virtually ours" -- "A Presidential war" -- Fort Sumter -- "Blood flowing all about me" -- "Maine blown up" -- "We must keep what we want" -- "The world is on fire" -- "Salvation of mankind" -- "How could this thing happen?" -- "The survival war" -- "I am going to let them have it" -- "I don't ask their permission" -- "We got slapped" -- "I do not have a parachute" -- Epilogue
Control code
21437866
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307409607
Lccn
2018007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018071639
Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-695) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fugitive -- "Torrent of passion" -- "Man of straw" -- "The most glorious war" -- "The country is now virtually ours" -- "A Presidential war" -- Fort Sumter -- "Blood flowing all about me" -- "Maine blown up" -- "We must keep what we want" -- "The world is on fire" -- "Salvation of mankind" -- "How could this thing happen?" -- "The survival war" -- "I am going to let them have it" -- "I don't ask their permission" -- "We got slapped" -- "I do not have a parachute" -- Epilogue
Control code
21437866
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 739 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307409607
Lccn
2018007697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1018071639

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