The Presidents And The Supreme Court

Author: James F. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451671636
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Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history. The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging admiration between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes; the clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. These were the conflicts that ended slavery, that rescued us from the Great Depression, and that defined a nation—for better and for worse. And, Simon brings them to brilliant and compelling life.

Lincoln In The Atlantic World

Author: Louise Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107109647
Size: 26.67 MB
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This original and wide-ranging work reveals how Abraham Lincoln responded to prompts from around the globe to shape his personal appearance, political appeal, and presidential policies. Throughout his life, he learned lessons about slavery, American politics, and international relations from sources centered in Africa, Britain, and the European continent. Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican. Thanks to its new stories and compelling analyses, this book provides a provocative and stimulating read that will generate debate at both high and popular levels.

The Case For Combat How Presidents Persuade Americans To Go To War

Author: Edward J. Lordan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380791
Size: 54.67 MB
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This book provides a historical analysis of presidential rhetoric regarding war and examines the similarities, differences, effectiveness, and ethics of the persuasive strategies used by the White House through the history of the nation. • Presents ten case histories that examine the presidential rhetoric of the largest wars in the nation's history, including excerpts or entire speeches from ten American presidents • Examines how the national and international political environment influenced the decision to enter the wars and the communication strategies used to introduce them • Traces the expansion of presidential power and media growth in the nation's history, as well as the impact of these changes on presidential rhetoric

Lincoln And Leadership

Author: Randall M. Miller
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823243443
Size: 22.38 MB
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Published in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia.

Fdr And Chief Justice Hughes

Author: James F. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416573283
Size: 26.38 MB
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Documents the political clashes between the 32nd President and the Supreme Court under Chief Justice Hughes regarding the New Deal, providing coverage of the President's proposed legislative remedies, the constitutional challenges posed by a conservative bloc on the Court and FDR's efforts to undermine the abilities of opposing justices. 40,000 first printing.

Lincoln S Gamble

Author: Todd Brewster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451693893
Size: 72.27 MB
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An authoritative account of the six-month period during which the 16th President wrote the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War discusses his battles with his generals and cabinet, his struggles with depression and his private doubts about his cause. 50,000 first printing.

A Country Of Vast Designs

Author: Robert W. Merry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439160457
Size: 38.54 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Notable Book Robert Merry's brilliant and highly acclaimed history of a crucial epoch in U.S. history—the presidency of James K. Polk, "our most underrated president" (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein). In a one-term presidency, James K. Polk completed the story of America’s Manifest Destiny—extending its territory across the continent by threatening England with war and manufacturing a controversial and unpopular two-year war with Mexico. "A crucial architect of modern America, James K. Polk deserves to be elevated out of the mists of history" (Jon Meacham, author of American Lion).


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American Civil War

Author: Steven E. Woodworth
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414430119
Size: 28.38 MB
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Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Lincoln President Elect

Author: Harold Holzer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416594406
Size: 74.95 MB
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One of our most eminent Lincoln scholars, winner of a Lincoln Prize for his Lincoln at Cooper Union, examines the four months between Lincoln's election and inauguration, when the president-elect made the most important decision of his coming presidency -- there would be no compromise on slavery or secession of the slaveholding states, even at the cost of civil war. Abraham Lincoln first demonstrated his determination and leadership in the Great Secession Winter -- the four months between his election in November 1860 and his inauguration in March 1861 -- when he rejected compromises urged on him by Republicans and Democrats, Northerners and Southerners, that might have preserved the Union a little longer but would have enshrined slavery for generations. Though Lincoln has been criticized by many historians for failing to appreciate the severity of the secession crisis that greeted his victory, Harold Holzer shows that the presidentelect waged a shrewd and complex campaign to prevent the expansion of slavery while vainly trying to limit secession to a few Deep South states. During this most dangerous White House transition in American history, the country had two presidents: one powerless (the president-elect, possessing no constitutional authority), the other paralyzed (the incumbent who refused to act). Through limited, brilliantly timed and crafted public statements, determined private letters, tough political pressure, and personal persuasion, Lincoln guaranteed the integrity of the American political process of majority rule, sounded the death knell of slavery, and transformed not only his own image but that of the presidency, even while making inevitable the war that would be necessary to make these achievements permanent. Lincoln President-Elect is the first book to concentrate on Lincoln's public stance and private agony during these months and on the momentous consequences when he first demonstrated his determination and leadership. Holzer recasts Lincoln from an isolated prairie politician yet to establish his greatness, to a skillful shaper of men and opinion and an immovable friend of freedom at a decisive moment when allegiance to the founding credo "all men are created equal" might well have been sacrificed.