History Discussion Group

History Discussion Group:

Leader: Alan Krause

Title: Presidents of War: The Epic Story from 1807 to Modern Times

Author: Michael Beschloss

Date; May 30, 2021

Day; Sunday

Time: 2:00PM

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Widely acclaimed and ten years in the making, Michael Beschloss’s Presidents of War is an intimate and irresistibly readable chronicle of the Chief Executives who took the United States into conflict and mobilized it for victory. From the War of 1812 to Vietnam, we see these leaders considering the difficult decision to send hundreds of thousands of Americans to their deaths; struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. Through Beschloss’s interviews with surviving participants and findings in original letters and once-classified national security documents, we come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war—or were broken by them.
 
Presidents of War combines this sense of immediacy with the overarching context of two centuries of American history, traveling 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.

 

Event date: 

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307409614
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown - October 22nd, 2019

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