Presidents in Crisis review ¹ 109

Summary Presidents in Crisis

Presidents in Crisis review ¹ 109 À [Epub] ❥ Presidents in Crisis Author Michael K. Bohn – Every American president when faced with a crisis longs to take bold and decisive action When American lives or vital interests are at stake the public—and especially the news media and political op Every American presidentHe Arab Spring and from Presidents in PDFEPUB or the thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the taking of American diplomats hostage in Iran and George W Bush’s response to the attacks of SeptemberIn narratives that convey the drama of unfolding events and the stakes of confrontation when a misstep can mean catastrophe he walks us step by step through each crisis Laying out the key players and personalities and the moral and political calculations that the leaders have had to make he provides a fascinating insider’s look at modern presidential decision making and the fundamen. 25 out of 5 starsThis book undertakes in just over 350 pages the ambitious task of analyzing 17 separate international emergencies and the crisis management effectiveness from Truman to Obama in each of these cases It is a good introductory read to concepts such as muddling through and group think and provides a general overview of each of these crises The depth of analysis though left me wanting

Michael K. Bohn ¾ 9 review

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Presidents in CrisisEvery American president when faced with a crisis longs to take bold and decisive action When American lives or vital interests are at stake the public and especially the news media and political opponents expect aggressive leadership But contrary to the dramatizations of Hollywood rarely does a president have that optionIn Presidents in Crisis a former director of the Situation Room takes the reader inside the White House during seventeen grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama from North Korea’s invasion of South Korea to the revolutions of t. The author was the director of the White House Situation Room under President Reagan In this book he describes seventeen challenges faced by presidents Bohn states “circumstances beyond their control often than not constrained their actions resulting in temporary fixes rather than long term successes” Bohn shows how the modern presidents are caught up in rivalries between civilian and military or in what is called “groupthink” which prevents a thorough analysis of each crisisBohn provides a description of the crisis followed by a brief assessment of the conseuences of the presidential action I noticed an interesting theme began to reveal itself throughout the book the importance of “muddling through” and the avoidance of a long term solution to the problem Bohn discusses some events that I was most interested in such as the Cuban Missile Crisis with President Kennedy the 1973 Yom Kipper War with Nixon and Kissinger and the U2 spy plane with Eisenhower Bohn provided detail with the 1978 1981 Iranian Hostage Crisis with President Jimmy Carter There were events but I will not list themThe book is well written and meticulously researched It is a good study on how to or not to handle a crisis Bohn does provide background history to the events which helps put them into context I noted the author had problems staying the neutral reporter with the current events than he did with the events with historical perception to draw on Overall it is an interesting study of crisis and presidents’ management styles Kevin Stillwell does a good job narrating the book Stillwell is an actor and experienced audiobook narrator