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The Resource Presidents in crisis : tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama, Michael K Bohn, (electronic resource)

Presidents in crisis : tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama, Michael K Bohn, (electronic resource)

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Presidents in crisis : tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama
Title
Presidents in crisis
Title remainder
tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama
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Michael K Bohn
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Language
eng
Summary
"Every American president, when faced with a crisis, longs to take bold and decisive action. When American lives or vital interests are at stake, the public-and especially the news media and political opponents-expect aggressive leadership. But, contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood, rarely does a president have that option. In Presidents in Crisis, a former director of the Situation Room takes the reader inside the White House during seventeen grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama: from North Korea's invasion of South Korea to the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and from the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Iran and George W. Bush's response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. In narratives that convey the drama of unfolding events and the stakes of confrontation when a misstep can mean catastrophe, he walks us step by step through each crisis. Laying out the key players and personalities and the moral and political calculations that the leaders have had to make, he provides a fascinating insider's look at modern presidential decision making and the fundamental role in it of human frailty."--
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Bohn, Michael K
Dewey number
327.73
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.B647 2015
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  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
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Presidents in crisis : tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama, Michael K Bohn, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001438589
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781628724318
Lccn
2014038861
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001438589
Label
Presidents in crisis : tough decisions inside the White House from Truman to Obama, Michael K Bohn, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001438589
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xxviii, 333 pages
Isbn
9781628724318
Lccn
2014038861
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001438589

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