The General vs the President

Written By H. W. Brands
The General vs  the President
  • Publsiher : Anchor
  • Release : 11 October 2016
  • ISBN : 0385540582
  • Pages : 448 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 5 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The General vs the President by author: H. W. Brands which was release on 11 October 2016 and published by Anchor with total page 448 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Heir to a struggling economy, a ruined Europe, and increasing tension with the Soviet Union, on no issue was the path ahead clear and easy. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The lessons he drew from World War II were absolute: appeasement leads to disaster and a showdown with the communists was inevitable--the sooner the better. In the nuclear era, when the Soviets, too, had the bomb, the specter of a catastrophic third World War lurked menacingly close on the horizon. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. From the drama of Stalin's blockade of West Berlin to the daring landing of MacArthur's forces at Inchon to the shocking entrance of China into the war, The General and the President vividly evokes the making of a new American era.

The General vs the President

The General vs  the President
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : From master storyteller and historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how President Harry Truman and General Douglas MacArthur squared off to decide America's future in the aftermath of World War II. At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent ...

The General Vs the President

The General Vs  the President
  • Author : World Watch Media
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-12-23
  • Total pages : 52
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : The General vs. the PresidentGeneral MacArthur vs. President TrumanBook Preview:Truman relieving General Douglas MacArthur caused a bit of an uproar amongst the American public. His motives were to limit the conflict in Korea, resulting in his decision to remove MacArthur. General MacArthur was full of ego and flair, and ...

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2006-10-10
  • Total pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : National Bestseller In this, the first major single-volume biography of Andrew Jackson in decades, H.W. Brands reshapes our understanding of this fascinating man, and of the Age of Democracy that he ushered in. An orphan at a young age and without formal education or the family lineage of the ...

Traitor to His Class

Traitor to His Class
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Total pages : 896
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : NATIONAL BESTSELLER A brilliant evocation of the qualities that made FDR one of the most beloved and greatest of American presidents. Drawing on archival material, public speeches, correspondence and accounts by those closest to Roosevelt early in his career and during his presidency, H. W. Brands shows how Roosevelt transformed ...

T R

T R
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Total pages : 928
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author, an acclaimed biography of President Teddy Roosevelt Lauded as "a rip-roaring life" (Wall Street Journal), TR is a magisterial biography of Theodore Roosevelt by bestselling author H.W. Brands. In his time, there was no more popular national figure than Roosevelt. It was ...

Reagan

Reagan
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2015-05
  • Total pages : 816
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : The two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of Traitor to His Class explores the 40th president's indelible role in preserving democracy and shaping present-day America, detailing his early life, improbable rise and presidential achievements....

American Colossus

American Colossus
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Total pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : In a grand-scale narrative history, the bestselling author of two finalists for the Pulitzer Prize now captures the decades when capitalism was at its most unbridled and a few breathtakingly wealthy businessmen utterly transformed America from an agrarian economy to a world power. The years between the Civil War and ...

The Zealot and the Emancipator

The Zealot and the Emancipator
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : Gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands narrates the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. John Brown was a charismatic and deeply religious man who heard the God of ...

The State Ex Rel the Attorney general Vs the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of South Carolina

The State Ex Rel  the Attorney general Vs  the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of South Carolina
  • Author : D. T. Corbin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Total pages : 16
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : Read online The State Ex Rel the Attorney general Vs the President and Directors of the Bank of the State of South Carolina written by D. T. Corbin, published by which was released on 1868. Download full The State Ex Rel the Attorney general Vs the President and Directors of the ...

Inside the Cold War

Inside the Cold War
  • Author : H. W. Brands,Professor of History H W Brands
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 337
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : A biography of the American diplomat examines his influence on American foreign policy...

Dreams of El Dorado

Dreams of El Dorado
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : "Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this masterfully told account of the American West from a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist sets a new standard as it sweeps from the California Gold Rush and beyond. In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic ...

American Stories

American Stories
  • Author : H. W. Brands,T. H. Breen,R. Hal Williams
  • Publisher : Pearson Higher Ed
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : Explore America’s rich and complex past in this accessible presentation of American history Using a streamlined and powerful narrative, the authors take readers beyond an assortment of facts to tell the story of our nation. American Stories covers the essential elements and events in American history and uses significant ...

Masters of Enterprise

Masters of Enterprise
  • Author : H.W. Brands
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-12-04
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : From the early years of fur trading to today's Silicon Valley empires, America has proved to be an extraordinarily fertile land for the creation of enormous fortunes. Each generation has produced one or two phenomenally successful leaders, often in new industries that caught contemporaries by surprise, and each of these ...

The Man Who Saved the Union

The Man Who Saved the Union
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 718
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : An analysis of Ulysses Grant's pivotal contributions during the Civil War and his presidency covers his defense of black civil rights, his willingness to sacrifice troops to win the war, and the criticism over his Reconstruction policies....

The Reckless Decade

The Reckless Decade
  • Author : H.W. Brands
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2002-03-15
  • Total pages : 375
  • ISBN : 0385540582
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Summary : Beautifully written and wonderfully absorbing, The Reckless Decade is the most accessible survey history of America's turbulent 1890s ever composed.-Douglas Brinkley Just as we do today, Americans of the 1890s faced changes in economics, politics, society, and technology that led to wrenching and sometimes violent tensions between rich and ...