Author : Eric Larrabee
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
ISBN : 9781682471746
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Few American presidents have exercised their constitutional authority as commander in chief with more determination than Franklin D. Roosevelt. He intervened in military operations more often and to better effect than his contemporaries Churchill and Stalin, and maneuvered events so that the Grand Alliance was directed from Washington. In this expansive history, Eric Larrabee examines the extent and importance of FDR's wartime leadership through his key military leaders—Marshall, King, Arnold, MacArthur, Vandergrift, Nimitz, Eisenhower, Stilwell, and LeMay. Devoting a chapter to each man, the author studies Roosevelt's impact on their personalities, their battles (sometimes with each other), and the consequences of their decisions. He also addresses such critical subjects as Roosevelt's responsibility for the war and how well it achieved his goals. First published in 1987, this comprehensive portrait of the titans of the American military effort in World War II is available in a new paperback edition for the first time in sixteen years.

Author : Mark Greaney
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9781405922173
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INSPIRATION FOR THE THRILLING AMAZON PRIME SERIES JACK RYAN . . . Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney's topical thriller featuring American President Jack Ryan is a glorious return to the series roots in The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games. When the great bear growls . . . Russia is hurting. It's economy is tanking and its 'adventures' abroad have proved costly. President Volodin knows that his own survival depends on restoring Russian pride. . . . the world trembles When a series of explosions, assassinations and attacks rock the global order, only one man in the West recognizes the true cause of the chaos: American President Jack Ryan. With Russian troops massing on Europe's borders, President Ryan cannot use military might without escalating conflict and playing into Volodin's hands. Instead he turns to his covert intelligence agencies. They must uncover, infiltrate and neutralize each and every threat. But time is running out. And this war is about to go global . . .

Author : Katy Evans
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : KT PUBLISHING LLC
ISBN : 9780997263640
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The sequel to Matthew Hamilton and Charlotte's passionate romance, from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Katy Evans. We fell in love during the campaign. The stakes were high. Reputations could have been ruined. Scandal hovered over us like a cloud. Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America. And its not my vote he is after. He wants it all. My heart. My body. My soul. He wants me by his side. In the White House. Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten. I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning...

Author : Nigel Hamilton
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
ISBN : 9781785901218
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The astonishing story of FDR's year-long battle with Churchill as World War II raged in Africa and Italy. In his masterly Mantle of Command, Nigel Hamilton made a powerful case for Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the brilliant war strategist whose towering importance to the Second World War is overlooked because of his early death. Now, in this second installment of his major trilogy, Hamilton reveals the remarkable truth - suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs - of how Roosevelt battled with Churchill to maintain the strategy that would win the war. Roosevelt knew the Allies should take Sicily but avoid a wider battle in the Mediterranean, building experience but saving strength to invade France in early 1944. Churchill seemed to agree at Casablanca - only to undermine his own generals and the Allied command, testing Roosevelt's patience to the limit. Seeking to avoid the D-Day landings, Churchill made the disastrous decision to push the battle further into southern Europe, almost losing the war for the Allies. In a dramatic showdown, FDR finally set the course for victory by making the ultimate threat. Challenging seven decades of conventional wisdom about not one but two world leaders, Commander in Chief draws on extraordinary new archive material to delve further into the minds and actions of the men who led the Allied powers in the crucial year that decided the outcome of World War II.

Author : Geoffrey Perret
Genre : History
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN : 1429923083
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How Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq Made The Commander In Chief and Foretell the Future of America This is a story of ever-expanding presidential powers in an age of unwinnable wars. Harry Truman and Korea, Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, George W. Bush and Iraq: three presidents, three ever broader interpretations of the commander in chief clause of the Constitution, three unwinnable wars, and three presidential secrets. Award-winning presidential biographer and military historian Geoffrey Perret places these men and events in the larger context of the post-World War II world to establish their collective legacy: a presidency so powerful it undermines the checks and balances built into the Constitution, thereby creating a permanent threat to the Constitution itself. In choosing to fight in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, Truman, Johnson, and Bush alike took counsel of their fears, ignored the advice of the professional military and major allies, and were influenced by facts kept from public view. Convinced that an ever-more powerful commander in chief was the key to victory, they misread the moment. Since World War II wars have become tests of stamina rather than strength, and more likely than not they sow the seeds of future wars. Yet recent American presidents have chosen to place their country in the forefront of fighting them. In the course of doing so, however, they gave away the secret of American power—for all its might, the United States can be defeated by chaos and anarchy.

Author : James M. McPherson
Genre : History
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781440652455
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"James M. McPherson’s Tried by War is a perfect primer . . . for anyone who wishes to under­stand the evolution of the president’s role as commander in chief. Few histo­rians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity." —The New York Times Book Review The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union.

Author : Clinton Rossiter
Genre : Law
Publisher : Cornell University Press
ISBN : 0801491614
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An updated edition of Rossiter's 1951 assessment of the quality and extent of the Supreme Court's interpretation of and control over the President's wartime powers, with new sections on important events and issues of the past twenty-five years

Author : Katy Evans
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : KT PUBLISHING LLC
ISBN : 9780997263633
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Author : Emilio Iodice
Genre : Electronic books
Publisher : Cranberry Press, LLC
ISBN : 173455858X
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File Download : 379 page

In The Commander in Chief, Emilio Iodice describes, through the lens of American Presidential history, what it takes to be a successful world leader in the 21st century. He examines the character, actions, strengths, and weaknesses of US Presidents and identifies values essential for effective leadership, and the maintenance of a strong democracy.

Author : David Horner
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
ISBN : 9781760874810
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Blamey: The Commander-in-Chief is a new biography of Sir Thomas Blamey, the only Australian soldier to reach the rank of Field Marshal. Blamey was Australia's greatest and most important soldier, and a major figure in Australian history, despite his not being Australia's most accomplished battlefield commander, or a great innovator or reformer. He was not loved, admired or even respected by many of the soldiers he commanded and the politicians he worked for. In the First World War Blamey was chief of staff to Sir John Monash. But his fame is due to his military achievements in the Second World War. He was Australia's top soldier for almost all of the war, commanding the Australian Imperial Force in the Middle East, and all of the Australian Army after Japan entered the war. He served Prime Ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, was a senior subordinate to the British Field Marshals Wavell, Wilson and Auchinleck in the Middle East, and worked directly under General Douglas MacArthur in the Southwest Pacific Area. Blamey was a controversial figure. This study, based on extensive research, and drawing on the author's deep understanding of the Army and the Second World War, goes beyond the controversies to examine Blamey's achievements as a commander, policy-maker and administrator. It does not overlook Blamey's weaknesses, mistakes and human foibles, but seeks to balance these against an assessment of his performance when Australia faced its biggest challenge.