Thursday, May 9, 2019

Presidents of War

Sweeping. General readers who appreciate readable and compelling presentations of history are those most likely to enjoy Michael Beschloss’ book titled, Presidents of War. I paced myself while reading this doorstop of a book, reading lots of other things between sections. Beschloss focuses on these United States Presidents: Madison, Polk, Lincoln, McKinley, Wilson, FDR, Truman and LBJ. I found just the right balance between detail and summary. As with other fine writers of American history, Beschloss knows how to draw readers into the setting and the issues through events that are carefully chosen to support the narrative. The war powers of United States Presidents are interesting to explore, and Beschloss is an author who can lead us toward greater understanding of multiple dimensions of the many issues relating to war. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Presidents of War from

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