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    • Elusive Victories

    • The American Presidency at War 
    • By: Andrew J. Polsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Page
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Elusive Victories, Polsky provides a fascinating study of six wartime presidents, drawing larger lessons about the limits of the power of the White House during armed conflict. He examines, in turn, Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, showing how each gravely overestimated his power as commander-in-chief. In each case, these presidents' resources did not match the key challenges that recur from war to war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • reading could have been better

    • By Patrick on 10-19-15

    Regular price: $29.95