Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War

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On April 4, 1864, Abraham Lincoln made a shocking admission about his presidency during the Civil War. "I claim not to have controlled events," he wrote in a letter, "but confess plainly that events have controlled me." Lincoln's words carry an invaluable lesson for wartime presidents, writes Andrew J. Polsky in this seminal book. As Polsky shows, when commanders-in-chief do try to control wartime events, more often than not they fail utterly. In Elusive Victories , Polsky provides a fascinating study of six wartime ...

Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War 2016, Audible Studios on Brilliance

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Elusive Victories: The American Presidency at War 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199860937

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