Baptism by Fire

Baptism by Fire

Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis

Book - 2009
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Presents accounts of eight U.S. presidents who assumed office at times of crisis and how they met high-stakes challenges, from Lincoln's efforts on behalf of a divided nation and FDR's strategies during the Depression to Truman's inheritance of World War II and Kennedy's role in addressing the Cold War.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312388034
0312388039
Branch Call Number: 973.099 Updegrov
Characteristics: x, 292 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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May 18, 2012

Pretty good overview of American political history from the beginning of the Republic through to the 1970s. Details key decisions made by eight presidents and their resulting events.

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