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Presidents under fire : commanders in chief in victory and defeat

Author: James R Arnold
Publisher: New York : Orion Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on key battles from Trenton to Ia Drang, the author combines political analysis with gripping narratives of combat. Presents a history of how presidents weigh political pressures against military realities--and how their decisions play out for the men and women in the line of fire.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Arnold
ISBN: 0517588633 9780517588635
OCLC Number: 29182620
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one: George Washington and his revolutionary times --
1. Dateline to independence --
2. An indispensable man --
3. To lead a nation --
4. Disaster and redemption --
Part two: James Polk's manifest destiny --
5. War for conquest --
Part three: Jefferson Davis's lost cause --
6. War between the states --
7. To lose a war --
Part four: Lyndon Johnson's strategy for defeat --
8. From Havana Harbor to the Gulf of Tonkin --
9. Ground war in Asia --
10. The test of wills --
Part five: Presidents under fire --
11. Victory and defeat.
Responsibility: by James R. Arnold.

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Focusing on key battles from Trenton to Ia Drang, the author combines political analysis with gripping narratives of combat. Presents a history of how presidents weigh political pressures against military realities--and how their decisions play out for the men and women in the line of fire.

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