The General Vs the President

Produk Detail:
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 437 pages
  • ISBN : 1101912170
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 5 reviews
CLICK HERE TO GET THIS BOOK >>>The General Vs the President

Download or Read online The General Vs the President full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by H. W. Brands and published by Anchor which was released on 21 October 2021 with total page 437 pages. We cannot guarantee that The General Vs the President book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. "From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, 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 : 21 October 2021
GET THIS BOOK The General Vs the President

"From master storyteller and historian H.W. Brands, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, 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 General Vs the President

The General Vs  the President
  • Author : World Watch Media
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 23 December 2016
GET THIS BOOK The General Vs the President

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 issues between the two were inevitable. When the Korean war first began in June of 1950, MacArthur had fantastic military strategies and maneuvers up his sleeve. He used these to keep

The General vs the President

The General vs  the President
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 11 October 2016
GET THIS BOOK The General vs the President

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

Traitor to His Class

Traitor to His Class
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 04 November 2008
GET THIS BOOK Traitor to His Class

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 American government during the Depression with his New Deal legislation, and carefully managed the country's prelude to war. Brands shows how Roosevelt's friendship and regard for Winston Churchill helped to

T r

T r
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 27 November 1997
GET THIS BOOK T r

In his time, there was no more popular national figure than Theodore Roosevelt. It was not just the energy he brought to every political office he held or his unshakable moral convictions that made him so popular, or even his status as a bonafide war hero—the man who led the Rough Riders up San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American war. Most important, Theodore Roosevelt was loved by the people because this scion of a privileged New York

Inside the Cold War

Inside the Cold War
  • Author : H. W. Brands,Professor of History H W Brands
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 21 October 1991
GET THIS BOOK Inside the Cold War

A biography of the American diplomat examines his influence on American foreign policy

The Man Who Saved the Union

The Man Who Saved the Union
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 21 October 2021
GET THIS BOOK The Man Who Saved the Union

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 Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 01 May 2012
GET THIS BOOK The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr

Though he was a hero of the Revolutionary War, a prominent New York politician, and vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr is today best remembered as the villain who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel. But as H. W. Brands demonstrates in this fascinating portrait of one of the most compelling politicians in American history, Burr was also a man before his time—a proponent of equality between the sexes well over a century before women were able

The Use of Force After the Cold War

The Use of Force After the Cold War
  • Author : H. W. Brands,Reynolds S. Kiefer,Darren J. Pierson
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release : 21 October 2021
GET THIS BOOK The Use of Force After the Cold War

The end of the Cold War created a near-euphoria that nations might resort less to military force and that the Doomsday nuclear clock might stop short of midnight. Events soon dashed the higher of these hopes, but the nature of military force and the uses to which it might be put did appear to be changing. In this volume eleven leading scholars apply their particular expertise to understanding what (if anything) has changed and what has not, why the patterns

Since Vietnam

Since Vietnam
  • Author : H. W. Brands,Professor of History H W Brands
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release : 21 October 1996
GET THIS BOOK Since Vietnam

Sometimes they overcame the difficulty; sometimes the difficulty overcame them. What follows is the tale of both outcomes.

American Dreams

American Dreams
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 21 October 2021
GET THIS BOOK American Dreams

Evaluates how and why the United States has changed socially, economically and politically since World War II, tracing a shift toward individual rights, consumerism and globalization, in an account that includes coverage of such topics as immigration reform, the abandonment of the gold standard and CNN's debut.

Dreams of El Dorado

Dreams of El Dorado
  • Author : H. W. Brands
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 20 October 2020
GET THIS BOOK Dreams of El Dorado

"Epic in its scale, fearless in its scope" (Hampton Sides), this balanced, authoritative, and 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 to the Texas Revolution and beyond. In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas

Masters of Enterprise

Masters of Enterprise
  • Author : H.W. Brands
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 December 2012
GET THIS BOOK Masters of Enterprise

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 new fortunes reconfirmed the power of fanatically single-minded visionaries. John Jacob Astor and Cornelius Vanderbilt were the first American moguls; John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J. P. Morgan were