Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis

E Book Baptism by Fire Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis This book was ok if you leave out the incredibly biased authors prologue and epilogue The main context of the book is inter

E-Book Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis This book was ok if you leave out the incredibly biased authors prologue and epilogue. The main context of the book is interesting with only a few biased opinions thrown in here and there which I expect from any author. It is interesting to see this authors point of view on some very controversial presidents, however when he writes his personal opinions they are very one sides and disrespectful to many of our leaders simply because they were republican. This is a sad trait to see in a book about this nations history that was founded to have people work together. Sadly another book that adds to the hate between parties. . Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis is a Books Americans have long been defined by how they face adversity This is perhaps nowhere evident than in how the nation s chief executive has tackled myriad issues upon entering the White House The ways that U.S presidents handle the vast responsibilities of the Oval Office determine the fate of the nation and, in many cases, the fate of the world.In this fascinatingAmericans have long been defined by how they face adversity This is perhaps nowhere evident than in how the nation s chief executive has tackled myriad issues upon entering the White House The ways that U.S presidents handle the vast responsibilities of the Oval Office determine the fate of the nation and, in many cases, the fate of the world.In this fascinating narrative, presidential historian Mark Updegrove looks at eight U.S presidents who inherited unprecedented crises immediately upon assuming the reigns of power George Washington led a fragile and fledgling nation while defining the very role of the presidency When Thomas Jefferson entered the White House, he faced a nation bitterly divided by a two party schism far severe than anything encountered today John Tyler stepped into the office of the presidency during the constitutional crisis left by the first death of a sitting president Abraham Lincoln inherited a divided nation on the brink of war Franklin D Roosevelt sought to quell America s fears during the depths of the Great Depression His successor, Harry S Truman, was sworn in as commander in chief at the close of World War II, and John F Kennedy stepped into the increasingly heated atmosphere of the cold war In the wake of Watergate, the first unelected president, Gerald R Ford, aimed to end America s long national nightmare As the forty fourth president takes office, Updegrove presents a timely look at these chief executives and the challenges they faced In examining the ways in which presidents have addressed crises, Baptism by Fire illustrates the importance of character in leadership and in the resilience of America itself.. Mark K. Updegrove Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis book, this is one of the most wanted Mark K. Updegrove author readers around the world. . Good Ebook Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis I really enjoyed this book for its introspective look at the situations that eight presidents came into office having to deal with.While some of the situations have been told before, I am still a big believer that the only President who did the right thing despite his political career implications was President Ford.This was a man who was twice handed very difficult situations to deal with (one as a member of the Warren Commission looking into President Kennedy's murder and then 10 years later having to choose between letting the Watergate crisis drag on and on or put an end to it) shows that he truly made decisions based on the common good of the country as a whole.And to think that when he died, he barely got a headline in any major newspaper as if he was just some sideshow from the 1970s.All in all, it was very interesting read...even if I didnt agree President Roosevelt inclusion simply because the country chose to punish President Hoover for an event that took place a mere 7 months after he took office...and therefore made President Roosevelt some sort of savior (who actually was unable to fixed the economy until we went to war.

  1. Mark K. Updegrove Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis book, this is one of the most wanted Mark K. Updegrove author readers around the world.

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  1. I really enjoyed this book for its introspective look at the situations that eight presidents came into office having to deal with.While some of the situations have been told before, I am still a big believer that the only President who did the right thing despite his political career implications was President Ford.This was a man who was twice handed very difficult situations to deal with one as a member of the Warren Commission looking into President Kennedy s murder and then 10 years later ha [...]


  2. I was kind of surprised at how much I enjoyed this book I do love history and learning about it but wasn t to sure how much I d like learning about these presidents This book doesn t just tell you about presidents lives, it goes into depth about what their life in office was like True to the title they all faced many challenges like war, establishing the new country and even depression It told of their struggles and triumphs.I belive sometimes people build presidents up and its hard to realize t [...]


  3. This book was ok if you leave out the incredibly biased authors prologue and epilogue The main context of the book is interesting with only a few biased opinions thrown in here and there which I expect from any author It is interesting to see this authors point of view on some very controversial presidents, however when he writes his personal opinions they are very one sides and disrespectful to many of our leaders simply because they were republican This is a sad trait to see in a book about th [...]


  4. Good insight into difficult times and circumstance for different Presidents at different times in our history I liked the snapshot of each of the historical events.


  5. I learned many things that I either forgot in history class or weren t informed of This books brings attention to the second in command and what the results will be It also tells of troubled waters as the new president learns from the old It is a great update in the presidents.




  6. It took a little effort to get into but is well worth it Note to conservative minded readers you will not like the final chapter I consider myself liberal and I was sort of taken aback.




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