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Presidents and Their Generals

An American History of Command in War

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$48.00 • £41.95 • €43.95

ISBN 9780674058149

Publication Date: 11/05/2014

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456 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Setting Precedents
    • 1. George Washington and the Continental Congress
    • 2. Adams, Washington, and Hamilton
    • 3. Mr. Madison’s War
    • 4. Polk against His Generals
    • 5. Lincoln’s Letter to Hooker
  • II. The Politics of Collaboration
    • 6. Lincoln and Grant
    • 7. The Pershing Paradox
    • 8. Roosevelt, Marshall, and Hopkins
  • III. The Perils of Partisanship
    • 9. Exit MacArthur
    • 10. Taylor’s Theory
    • 11. Powell’s Doctrine
    • 12. Rumsfeld’s Assumptions
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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