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The Resource Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss

Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss

Label
Presidents of War
Title
Presidents of War
Statement of responsibility
Michael Beschloss
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
From a preeminent presidential historian comes a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America's wartime chief executives. 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 into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see them struggling with Congress, the courts, the press, their own advisors and antiwar protesters; seeking comfort from their spouses, families and friends; and dropping to their knees in prayer. We come to understand how these Presidents were able to withstand the pressures of war--both physically and emotionally--or were broken by them. Beschloss's interviews with surviving participants in the drama and his findings in original letters, diaries, once-classified national security documents, and other sources help him to tell this story in a way it has not been told before. Presidents of War combines the sense of being there with the overarching context of two centuries of American history. This important book shows how far we have traveled from the time of our Founders, who tried to constrain presidential power, to our modern day, when a single leader has the potential to launch nuclear weapons that can destroy much of the human race
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Beschloss, Michael R
Dewey number
355.00973
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.B475 2018ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Fred Sanders
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1955-
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  • Sanders, Fred
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  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Executive power
  • Executive power
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
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Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fugitive -- "Torrent of passion" -- "Man of straw" -- "The most glorious war" -- "The country is now virtually ours" -- "A presidential war" -- Fort Sumter -- "Blood flowing all about me" -- "Maine blown up" -- "We must keep what we want" -- "The world is on fire" -- "Salvation of mankind" -- "How could this thing happen?" -- "The survival war" -- "I am going to let them have it" -- "I don't ask their permission" -- "We got slapped" -- "I do not have a parachute" -- Epilogue
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (26 hr., 13 min., 23 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781984827074
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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1716842c-7108-4000-a175-d3664cdebfc8
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • (OCoLC)1056625054
  • (OCoLC)on1056625054
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Label
Presidents of War, Michael Beschloss
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fugitive -- "Torrent of passion" -- "Man of straw" -- "The most glorious war" -- "The country is now virtually ours" -- "A presidential war" -- Fort Sumter -- "Blood flowing all about me" -- "Maine blown up" -- "We must keep what we want" -- "The world is on fire" -- "Salvation of mankind" -- "How could this thing happen?" -- "The survival war" -- "I am going to let them have it" -- "I don't ask their permission" -- "We got slapped" -- "I do not have a parachute" -- Epilogue
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (26 hr., 13 min., 23 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984827074
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1716842c-7108-4000-a175-d3664cdebfc8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056625054
  • (OCoLC)on1056625054
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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