A Higher Purpose

A Higher Purpose

Profiles in Presidential Courage

Book - 2007
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In the American political system we know today, courage and the presidency are rarely spoken of in the same sentence. With a few notable exceptions, recent occupants of the Oval Office have appeared all too willing to sacrifice principle for the sake of political expediency. Extreme partisanship, special-interest money, and an unhealthy obsession with opinion polls have discouraged modern presidents from assuming unpopular stands. Forgotten is the axiomatic wisdom of Andrew Jackson: One man of courage makes a majority. Thomas Whalen's A Higher Purpose seeks to prove the inherent truth behind Jackson's words by relating the stories of nine historic decisions made by commanders-in-chief over two centuries of American history.
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2007.
ISBN: 9781566636308
Branch Call Number: 973.099
Characteristics: xvi, 254 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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