Oval Office: Stories of Presidents in Crisis from Lincoln to Bush
By Nat May (Editor) Clint Willis (Editor)
Release Date: 11/01/02
Serial Number: MayWillis1
Recent events have reminded Americans of the president's central role in times of national crisis. This book includes the best-written and most exciting accounts of United States presidents at those moments: Abraham Lincoln struggling to hold together the fragile union of northern states; FDR maneuvering to get aid to Churchill; JFK facing down his own military advisors during the Cuban Missile Crisis; Lyndon Johnson struggling to maintain his hold as Vietnam threatened to destroy his presidency; and Richard Nixon making that first crucial error during Watergate. Besides historical photographs, Oval Office also includes work on Jimmy Carter in the midst of the Iranian Hostage crisis, Bill Clinton and his impeachment trial, and George W. Bush during the early days of the war on terrorism. An all-star group of writers including Shelby Foote, Robert F. Kennedy, Robert Caro, and Bob Woodward convey the suffering, the triumphs, and the sheer drama of wielding such enormous power in an uncertain world.