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

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

From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America?s wartime chief executives It sometimes seems, in retrospect, as if America has been almost continuously at war. Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation i From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising narrative of America?s warti...

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Title:Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times
Author:Michael R. Beschloss
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Genres:History
ISBN:Presidents of War
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:752 pages pages

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

  • Brennan
    Nov 09, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

    Excellent book!!! ...

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  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Nov 10, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

  • Jim Ogle
    Oct 21, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

  • Steve
    Oct 17, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

  • PWRL
    Oct 30, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

    Excellent book!!! ...

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  • J.T.
    Nov 11, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

  • Argum
    Oct 04, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

  • Lorna
    Nov 04, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

  • Csimplot Simplot
    Oct 19, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

    Excellent book!!! ...

  • Ron Turner
    Nov 07, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

  • Joseph Sciuto
    Nov 03, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

  • Barbara Boisi
    Oct 29, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

    Excellent book!!! ...

    ...

  • Julie
    Oct 11, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Paul Manoguerra
    Nov 03, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

  • Dave Schoettinger
    Nov 03, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

  • Debra Jeakins
    Oct 10, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

  • Roger P. Lempke
    Nov 08, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Sophia Nikolayev
    Nov 06, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

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  • Robin Case
    Oct 28, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

  • Kevin Huban
    Oct 28, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Karen Roth
    Nov 03, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

  • Matthew
    Nov 15, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

  • Susan Gilbert
    Nov 11, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • John Whiting
    Oct 27, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Patti Dillard
    Nov 14, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

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    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Cynthia T Laks
    Nov 06, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Sierra
    Nov 05, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

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  • Seth
    Oct 25, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

  • Andrew Sohn
    Oct 30, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...

    PRESIDENTS OF WAR:THE EPIC STORY FROM 1807 TO MODERN TIMES BY MICHAEL BESCHLOSS takes the readers to a very young US and the War of 1812 to modern day war. Each President facing his worst nightmare : a nation at war and how each president handles it. From James Madison who is seen flee...

    Interesting tact to presenting the history of the United States: evaluating war, Presidents, the roles of Congress and the Constitution, and levels of truthful communication of goals. Key section for this week: ?James Madison and his contemporaries...hoped that all future Presidents ...

    Presidents of War covers the wars from 1812 through Vietnam. Each war gets a few chapters that deal with the President, the lead up to the war, and the general politics at the time. It is very interesting to see what led to the wars, how Presidents gained/kept/loss support for the war....

    A interesting read throughout American history during past wars even to the present wars, shows how the President handles the conflicts and makes major decisions concerning the battles that were fought. It also tells of the emotional toll it made on the Presidents as well. ...

    Slightly different take on USA and it's Presidents at War. While I did pick up on new aspects to historical events i wasn't too impressed with the organization of the material. Facts good, story telling mediocre, ambitious aspirations ultimately unfilled. ...

    Wonderfully informative book that reads like a taut political thriller. Granted it seems long, but when you remember that each chapter could have essentially been it's own book -- it's quite a thrifty read! Highly enjoyed it, highly recommend it! ...

    dope ...

    In depth time that brings to like and humanism these war Presidents back to the beginning of this great Republic. ...

    This is an exceptional book by an exceptional historian. ...

    Excellent. Never read any Beschloss before, but after this it is safe to say I will. ...

    A very thought provoking read ...

    Excellent book!!! ...

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  • CDB81
    Oct 20, 2018

    ?At about 4:30 on Friday morning, April 12, 1861, a single mortar shell tore a thin streak through the blue-black sky over Charleston Harbor, then dropped onto Fort Sumter, exploding into a burst of red and orange.? With that one mortar shell, South Carolina touched off a c...

    Presidents of War: The Epic Story, from 1807 to Modern Times is a meticulously researched book that author Michael Beschloss has spent the last ten years in preparing it for publication by reviewing correspondence, diaries and declassified documents, which is quite apparent in the his...

    Michael Beschloss' "Presidents of War" is an extraordinary work, so extraordinary that it should be required reading for anyone seeking the Presidency, Vice Presidency, a Senate seat, a congressional seat or any cabinet positions in the United States Government.  This amazing piece...

    I won a free copy of this book from Goodreads First Reads. An interesting thread to follow through American history, the presidents that served during wartime from the War of 1812 to Vietnam. A few chapters are devoted to each conflict with the background to the war and the man in ...

    The author considers this book as being the history of American presidents using war to secure more power and independence of action at the expense of Congressional oversight; and it is that. However, as something of a history geek, I thought the best part of the book was the inclusion...

    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway. So thanks to Goodreads and Crown Publishing. This is a fantastic piece of work exploring the thread running through American history of Presidents and their expanding war time powers. This book spotlights the presidents who fought unnecessary wars...