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The Resource Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989, Michael Beschloss

Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989, Michael Beschloss

Label
Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989
Title
Presidential courage
Title remainder
brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989
Statement of responsibility
Michael Beschloss
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presidential historian Beschloss has brought us a saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous president dramatically changed the future of the United States. Beschloss brings to life these flawed, complex men--and their wives, families, friends and foes, in an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives. As he shows, none of these presidents was eager to incur ridicule, vilification or threats of political destruction and even assassination. But in the end, bolstered by friends and family, hidden private beliefs and, sometimes, religious faith, each ultimately proved himself to be, in Andrew Jackson's words, "born for the storm."--Publisher description
  • Presidential historian Beschloss has brought us a saga about crucial times in America's history when a courageous president dramatically changed the future of the United States. Beschloss brings to life these flawed, complex men--and their wives, families, friends and foes, in an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives. As he shows, none of these presidents was eager to incur ridicule, vilification or threats of political destruction and even assassination. But in the end, bolstered by friends and family, hidden private beliefs and, sometimes, religious faith, each ultimately proved himself to be, in Andrew Jackson's words, "born for the storm."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beschloss, Michael R
Dewey number
973.09/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.B47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Courage
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989, Michael Beschloss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-408) 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
A speedy death to General Washington! -- Kick this treaty to hell! -- The damnedest liar -- He may retire with undiminish'd glory -- Rivalries irritated to madness -- Oh, that I was a soldier! -- Rocks and quicksands on all sides -- The most splendid diamond in my crown -- I will kill it! -- Not a man to be forced -- I was born for the storm -- Who would have had the courage? -- I am going to be beaten -- Too angelic for this devilish rebellion -- A well-meaning baboon -- The country will be saved -- I see dynamite -- Black storm -- A rough-and-tumble man -- I upset them all -- We must protect the chief! -- Gloom personified -- Salute your Caesar? -- We have avoided a putsch -- No people except the Hebrews -- The right place at the right time -- How could this have happened? -- I am Cyrus! -- They never show their passion -- Go get him, Johnny boy! -- It's going to be a civil war -- A man has to take a stand -- We win and they lose! -- It left me greatly depressed -- Don't worry that I've lost my bearings -- A miracle has taken place
Control code
79002251
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684857053
Lccn
2007001111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)79002251
Label
Presidential courage : brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989, Michael Beschloss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-408) 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
A speedy death to General Washington! -- Kick this treaty to hell! -- The damnedest liar -- He may retire with undiminish'd glory -- Rivalries irritated to madness -- Oh, that I was a soldier! -- Rocks and quicksands on all sides -- The most splendid diamond in my crown -- I will kill it! -- Not a man to be forced -- I was born for the storm -- Who would have had the courage? -- I am going to be beaten -- Too angelic for this devilish rebellion -- A well-meaning baboon -- The country will be saved -- I see dynamite -- Black storm -- A rough-and-tumble man -- I upset them all -- We must protect the chief! -- Gloom personified -- Salute your Caesar? -- We have avoided a putsch -- No people except the Hebrews -- The right place at the right time -- How could this have happened? -- I am Cyrus! -- They never show their passion -- Go get him, Johnny boy! -- It's going to be a civil war -- A man has to take a stand -- We win and they lose! -- It left me greatly depressed -- Don't worry that I've lost my bearings -- A miracle has taken place
Control code
79002251
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xiii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684857053
Lccn
2007001111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)79002251

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