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Baptism by fire : eight presidents who took office in times of crisis

Author: Mark K Updegrove
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents accounts of eight U.S. presidents who assumed office at times of crisis and how they met high-stakes challenges, from Lincoln's efforts on behalf of a divided nation and FDR's strategies during the Depression to Truman's inheritance of World War II and Kennedy's role in addressing the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; John Tyler; Abraham Lincoln; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Gerald R Ford
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark K Updegrove
ISBN: 9780312388034 0312388039
OCLC Number: 237018892
Description: x, 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: George Washington : the first --
Thomas Jefferson : "We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists" --
John Tyler : the accidental president --
Abraham Lincoln : "The Union is unbroken" --
Franklin D. Roosevelt : nothing to fear --
Harry S. Truman : "If you pray, pray for me now" --
John F. Kennedy : "The torch has been passed" --
Gerald R. Ford : "Our long national nightmare is over."
Responsibility: Mark K. Updegrove.
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