Preeminent presidential historian Michael Beschloss shares a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives in his new book, Presidents of War —  a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders, from James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women war. author of nine books on presidential history, including, most recently, the New York Times bestsellers Presidential Courage and The Conquerors, as well as two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s White House tapes. 

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