Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

by Andrew J. Polsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199860937
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/30/2012
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 1,291,004
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Andrew J. Polsky is Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and the CUNY Graduate Center. A former editor of the journal Polity, he is the author of The Rise of the Therapeutic State.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Ideal Wartime Leader: Lincoln Casts a Shadow
Chapter 3 A War to Transform the World: Wilson Misjudges His Powers
Chapter 4 Freedom of Action: Franklin Roosevelt Resists Hard Choices
Chapter 5 Staying the Course: Johnson and Nixon Pay the Political Costs of Military Stalemate
Chapter 6 The Perils of Optimism: George W. Bush with Forseeable Disaster
Chapter 7 Conclusion: Lessons for Obama's War and Beyond

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