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

Auteur : Mark K Updegrove
Éditeur : New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : Biography : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les 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/forme : Biography
History
Personne nommée : George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; John Tyler; Abraham Lincoln; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; Gerald R Ford
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Ressource Internet
Format : Book, Internet Resource
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Mark K Updegrove
ISBN : 9780312388034 0312388039
Numéro OCLC : 237018892
Description : x, 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : 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."
Responsabilité : Mark K. Updegrove.
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