|aPresidential courage |bbrave leaders and how they changedAmerica, 1789-1989 |cMichael Beschloss.
|a1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. ed.
|aNew York |bSimon & Schuster Paperbacks|c2008.
|axv, 430 p.,  p. of plates |bill. (some col.) |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 387-408) and index.
|aDocuments crucial historical moments in each of the first forty presidencies during which the future of the United States has been dramatically affected by a bold executive decision, and offers insight into the factors that influenced the choices made by each president.
內容簡介top Presidential Courage 簡介 Presidential Courage is a brilliantly readable and inspiring saga about crucial times in American history when a courageous President dramatically changed our future. Like Beschloss's previous book, The Conquerors, it was a New York Times bestseller for months. With surprising new sources and a dazzling command of history and human character, Beschloss brings to life those flawed, complex men -- and their wives, families, friends and foes. Never have we had a more intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Presidents coping with the supreme dilemmas of their lives. For Americans who must choose Presidents and assess them once they are elected, Presidential Courage sets a lasting standard by showing us the best in Presidential leadership.