Failures of the Presidents
From the Whiskey Rebellion and War of 1812 to the Bay of Pigs and War in Iraq
By (author) Thomas J. Craughwell
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Failures of the Presidents by Thomas J. Craughwell
Book DescriptionStories of the disastrous blunders of American presidents will show readers the inner workings of the White House and how some of our greatest leaders could make decisions that were terribly wrong. The fascinating stories are recounted as narratives and are as entertaining as they are shocking.The 25-30 stories, each about 10 pages in length, retell the histories behind bad presidential decisions. They are told in a real time narrative style, bringing readers inside the White House, introducing them to the main characters, exposing why these decisions were made, and describing the ill-fated aftermaths.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592332991
(194mm x 241mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Fair Winds Press
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thomas J. Craughwell
Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of a dozen books on history, religion, and popular culture, including Stealing Lincoln's Body (Harvard University Press, March 2007) and Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints (Doubleday, 2006).
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