Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

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Few American presidents have exercised their constitutional authority as commander in chief with more determination than Franklin D. Roosevelt. He intervened in military operations more often and to better effect than his contemporaries Churchill and Stalin, and maneuvered events so that the Grand Alliance was directed from Washington. In this expansive history, Eric Larrabee examines the extent and importance of FDR's wartime leadership through his key military leaders—Marshall, King, Arnold, MacArthur, Vandergrift, Nimitz, Eisenhower, Stilwell, and LeMay. Devoting a chapter to each man, the author studies Roosevelt's impact on their personalities, their battles (sometimes with each other), and the consequences of their decisions. He also addresses such critical subjects as Roosevelt's responsibility for the war and how well it achieved his goals. First published in 1987, this comprehensive portrait of the titans of the American military effort in World War II is available in a new paperback edition for the first time in sixteen years.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Eric Larrabee
Publisher : Naval Institute Press
Release : 2019-10-15
File : 735 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781682471746


Tom Clancy Commander In Chief

Tom Clancy Commander In Chief

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This electrifying thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series has President Jack Ryan and his allies facing a treacherous foe threatening to unleash chaos around the globe... When Russian President Valeri Volodin’s ambitions are foiled in Dagestan, he faces a difficult choice. The oligarchs who support him expect a constant flow of graft, but with energy prices cratering, the Russian economy sputters to a virtual halt. Unable to grow the Russian market at home, his hold on power relies on expansion abroad—a plan that has been thwarted by the United States in the past. But this time Volodin has determined that an indirect approach is the best. A floating natural gas facility in Lithuania is blown up. A Venezuelan prosecutor is assassinated. A devastating attack on a Russian troop train kills dozens. A chaotic world is the best camouflage for a series of seemingly unrelated attacks. Only one man recognizes an ominous pattern in the reports of terror from around the globe. U.S. President Jack Ryan sees a guiding hand in the worldwide chaos, but before he can act he needs proof. While his intelligence agencies race to uncover the truth behind the attacks, the President struggles to unite a fractious and distrustful coalition of Western nations against the schemes of the Russian dictator. With five thousand Russian troops poised to invade a NATO nation, can Jack Ryan move swiftly enough to stop Volodin’s grand plan of global conflict and conquest? Or will he succeed in changing the balance of world power forever?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Mark Greaney
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-12-01
File : 736 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780698410619


Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

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From Nigel Hamilton's acclaimed World War II saga, the astonishing story of FDR's yearlong, defining battle with Churchill in 1943, as the war raged in Africa and Italy. 1943 was the year of Allied military counteroffensives, beating back the forces of the Axis powers in North Africa and the Pacific—the “Hinge of Fate,” as Winston Churchill called it. In Commander in Chief, Nigel Hamilton reveals FDR’s true role in this saga: overruling his own Joint Chiefs of Staff, ordering American airmen on an ambush of the Japanese navy’s Admiral Yamamoto, facing down Churchill when he attempted to abandon Allied D-day strategy (twice). This FDR is profoundly different from the one Churchill later painted. President Roosevelt’s patience was tested to the limit quelling the prime minister’s “revolt,” as Churchill pressured Congress and senior American leaders to focus Allied energy on disastrous fighting in Italy and the Aegean instead of landings in Normandy. Finally, in a dramatic showdown at Hyde Park, FDR had to stop Churchill from losing the war by making the ultimate threat, setting the Allies on their course to final victory. In Commander in Chief, Hamilton masterfully chronicles the clash of nations—and of two titanic personalities—at a crucial moment in modern history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Nigel Hamilton
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-06-07
File : 496 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780544277441


Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

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How Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq Made The Commander In Chief and Foretell the Future of America This is a story of ever-expanding presidential powers in an age of unwinnable wars. Harry Truman and Korea, Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, George W. Bush and Iraq: three presidents, three ever broader interpretations of the commander in chief clause of the Constitution, three unwinnable wars, and three presidential secrets. Award-winning presidential biographer and military historian Geoffrey Perret places these men and events in the larger context of the post-World War II world to establish their collective legacy: a presidency so powerful it undermines the checks and balances built into the Constitution, thereby creating a permanent threat to the Constitution itself. In choosing to fight in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, Truman, Johnson, and Bush alike took counsel of their fears, ignored the advice of the professional military and major allies, and were influenced by facts kept from public view. Convinced that an ever-more powerful commander in chief was the key to victory, they misread the moment. Since World War II wars have become tests of stamina rather than strength, and more likely than not they sow the seeds of future wars. Yet recent American presidents have chosen to place their country in the forefront of fighting them. In the course of doing so, however, they gave away the secret of American power—for all its might, the United States can be defeated by chaos and anarchy.

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Genre : History
Author by : Geoffrey Perret
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2008-01-22
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1429923083


The Supreme Court And The Commander In Chief

The Supreme Court And The Commander In Chief

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An updated edition of Rossiter's 1951 assessment of the quality and extent of the Supreme Court's interpretation of and control over the President's wartime powers, with new sections on important events and issues of the past twenty-five years

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Genre : Law
Author by : Clinton Rossiter
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1976
File : 231 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0801491614


Tried By War

Tried By War

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"James M. McPherson’s Tried by War is a perfect primer . . . for anyone who wishes to under­stand the evolution of the president’s role as commander in chief. Few histo­rians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity." —The New York Times Book Review The Pulitzer Prize–winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union.

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Genre : History
Author by : James M. McPherson
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-10-07
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781440652455


Picture Letters From The Commander In Chief

Picture Letters From The Commander In Chief

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The battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest campaigns of WWII. Under the command of Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the Japanese army held off U.S. Navy and Naval Air Corps. attack for over a month before finally succumbing to defeat. Comprised mostly of personal letters from Kuribayashi to his family, Picture Letters From the Commander in Chief offers readers a unique glimpse into arguably the most iconic battle of the second World War. A sensitive man, Kuribayashi is able to articulate in these letters his love for his family and his unwavering loyalty to his country. And in doing so, he helps bring a new voice and perspective to history.

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Genre : History
Author by : Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
Release : 2007-06-26
File : 264 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1421518457


Blamey

Blamey

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Blamey: The Commander-in-Chief is a new biography of Sir Thomas Blamey, the only Australian soldier to reach the rank of Field Marshal. Blamey was Australia's greatest and most important soldier, and a major figure in Australian history, despite his not being Australia's most accomplished battlefield commander, or a great innovator or reformer. He was not loved, admired or even respected by many of the soldiers he commanded and the politicians he worked for. In the First World War Blamey was chief of staff to Sir John Monash. But his fame is due to his military achievements in the Second World War. He was Australia's top soldier for almost all of the war, commanding the Australian Imperial Force in the Middle East, and all of the Australian Army after Japan entered the war. He served Prime Ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, was a senior subordinate to the British Field Marshals Wavell, Wilson and Auchinleck in the Middle East, and worked directly under General Douglas MacArthur in the Southwest Pacific Area. Blamey was a controversial figure. This study, based on extensive research, and drawing on the author's deep understanding of the Army and the Second World War, goes beyond the controversies to examine Blamey's achievements as a commander, policy-maker and administrator. It does not overlook Blamey's weaknesses, mistakes and human foibles, but seeks to balance these against an assessment of his performance when Australia faced its biggest challenge.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : David Horner
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 1998-10-01
File : 704 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781760874810


Commander In Chief

Commander In Chief

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The sequel to Matthew Hamilton and Charlotte's passionate romance, from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Katy Evans. We fell in love during the campaign. The stakes were high. Reputations could have been ruined. Scandal hovered over us like a cloud. Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America. And its not my vote he is after. He wants it all. My heart. My body. My soul. He wants me by his side. In the White House. Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten. I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn't done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning...

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Katy Evans
Publisher : KT PUBLISHING LLC
Release : 2017-01-05
File : 300 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780997263640


Woodrow Wilson As Commander In Chief

Woodrow Wilson As Commander In Chief

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 This first study on Woodrow Wilson as the commander in chief during the Great War analyzes his management style before the war, his diplomacy and his battle with the Senate. It considers the war as representing the collapse of Western traditional virtues and examines Wilson's attempt to restore them. Emphasizing the American war effort on the domestic front, it also discusses Wilson's rise to power, his education, career, and work as governor as necessary steps in his formation. The authors deal honestly and critically with the racism that characterized this brilliant but limited career.

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Genre : History
Author by : Michael P. Riccards
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-10-31
File : 297 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781476679570