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War and the American presidency

by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Unilateral acts (International law),
    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Influence,
    • War and emergency powers -- United States -- History,
    • Presidents -- United States -- History,
    • Democracy -- United States -- History,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
      LC ClassificationsJZ1480 .S35 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 160 p. ;
      Number of Pages160
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3292211M
      ISBN 100393060020
      LC Control Number2004009872

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We stumble around with Munich and World War II and the battle between the peaceniks and the war-mongers in various wars throughout American history. It is a wonderful synopsis of the presidency, where it has been and where it is heading. Schlesinger doesn't mess with the small stuff.

He crams bunches of big stuff into this tiny by: War and the American Presidency () is one of the last works by the famed historian, two-time winner of both Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr/5(11). Specifically, the book looks at seven different presidents in six conflicts: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Woodrow Wilson and World War I, Franklin Roosevelt and World War II, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War, George W.

Bush and the Iraq War, and Barack Obama and the War in Cited by: 4. "There is no more serious task a President can undertake than leading our nation in war time.

With Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss, our leading historian of the American presidency, presents a deeply researched and elegantly written chronicle of how presidents from the early nineteenth century through modern time have handled this most daunting and important responsibility.

Revealing both Cited by: 1. “When Abraham Lincoln became president infive former presidents were still alive—a fact unique in American history.

In this discerning book, Chris DeRose shows that all of them had opposed Lincoln’s election, none supported his determination to resupply Fort Sumter, John Tyler became a Confederate and Franklin Pierce a Copperhead, Cited by: 1.

The book War and the American presidency book aimed at academics and educated folks who like their propaganda dry and unemotional. War and the American Presidency could serve as a doctoral thesis on the legal and philosophical precedents precipitating the growth of power of the executive branch.

Great book on the history of the presidency by the inimitable Professor McDonald. The book begins with how the framers were influenced by English law and the history of the executive (ie king and prime minister) up to that point in by:   If you're just joining us, my guest is Ben Wittes.

He's co-author with Susan Hennessey of the new book "Unmaking The Presidency: Donald Trump's. A vital guide to helping conservatives prepare for the tough battles ahead, The Post-American Presidency critically examines the Obama administration’s ominous and revealing moves against our basic freedoms, particularly as he seizes control of the three engines of the American economy: health care, energy, and education.

The Shining City on a Hill has gone dark.4/4(90). Characterizing the American presidency—the task that this book has set for itself—is, as a result, very challenging. We start by distinguishing the presidency from the presidents, the office from those who held it.

This book is not, then, a collection of presidential biographies, although it provides much biographical information/5(11). In a book that brings a magisterial command of history to the most urgent of contemporary questions, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur M.

Schlesinger, Jr., explores the war in Iraq, the presidency, and the future of democracy/5(5). The author brings a unique perspective to his history of the Civil War by comparing the approaches of six presidents of the United States before and during the Civil War to the question of slavery, secession and preservation of the Union.

The six presidents are Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln/5. She is the author (with Robert Spencer) of the forthcoming book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster).

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, /5(98). Overview. American Presidents At War is an analysis of how the Commanders-in-Chief of the United States have dealt with wartime conflicts during their years in office, from the Revolutionary War to the 21st-century War on : aois21 publishing.

Arthur Schlesinger: 'War and the American Presidency' Historian Arthur Schlesinger talks about his new book War and the American Presidency. Review of Schlesinger, War and the American Presidency Article (PDF Available) in Reason papers 30(Fall) September with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

The Library of Congress lists more than 7, books on American presidents, but according to one librarian, there may be a quarter of a million more not in the library’s : Allen Barra.

Presidents of War is a landmark book about power, leadership and human nature itself.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America “Once again, Beschloss captures our Presidents in terms both historic and human, showing that whoever holds the office will fearlessly—or fearfully—impact our world.”.

NPR coverage of Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump's War on the World's Most Powerful Office by Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and Author: Susan Hennessey.

In Julyshe published a book with Robert Spencer, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America, which criticized the Obama administration. Genocide conspiracy theories. According to a study of the Srebrenica genocide, Geller "is among the most vociferous revisionists" of the mater: Hofstra University; left before.

Still, I like to know what the other half thinks. So, I practice something called "Reading with the Enemy", the periodic reading of books that anger or frighten the hell out of me.

Pamela Geller's The Post-American Presidency accomplishes both simultaneously. This book is nothing but a blatant hit piece on President Obama and Muslims/5."Unmaking the Presidency [is] perhaps the most penetrating book to have been written about Trump in office." —Lawrence Douglas, The Times Literary Supplement "[ Unmaking the Presidency ] goes deeper by placing [Trump's] presidency in historical context and offering an insightful and sobering look at how Trump may change the office forever.Far more books have been written about the Civil War than about any other event in American history, and Lincoln’s stack of books towers over that of any other American figure.

Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary.