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The Resource The spoils of war : greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith

The spoils of war : greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith

Label
The spoils of war : greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents
Title
The spoils of war
Title remainder
greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's striking how many of the presidents Americans venerate--Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few--oversaw some of the republic's bloodiest years. Perhaps it's because they looked out for important political causes. Or maybe they just looked out for themselves. This revealing and entertaining book puts some of America's greatest leaders under the microscope, showing how their calls for war, usually remembered as brave and noble, were in fact selfish and convenient. In every case, our presidents chose personal gain over national interest while loudly evoking justice and freedom. The result is an eye-opening retelling of American history, and a call for reforms that may make the future better. In this book, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith show that even leaders who proclaim the loftiest of intentions have concerns and motives that are far less pure than we might like. You'll never look at politics the same way again"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bueno de Mesquita, Bruce
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.B923 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Smith, Alastair
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • War and emergency powers
  • Avarice
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
  • HISTORY / Military / United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National
Label
The spoils of war : greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Washington's Wars in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and...Avarice! -- Congress's War of 1812 : Partisanship Starts at the Water's Edge -- Abraham Lincoln and the Pursuit of Ambition! -- Roosevelt's Vanity : Avoiding War for Domestic Gain -- LBJ's Defeat by Debit Card, W's Victory by Credit Card -- John Kennedy and Barack Obama : Two Paths of "Peace" -- Conclusion: Fixing Flaws
Control code
1676380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781610396622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016021526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676380
  • (Sirsi) 1676380
  • (OCoLC)954133627
Label
The spoils of war : greed, power, and the conflicts that made our greatest presidents, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita & Alastair Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Washington's Wars in Pursuit of Life, Liberty and...Avarice! -- Congress's War of 1812 : Partisanship Starts at the Water's Edge -- Abraham Lincoln and the Pursuit of Ambition! -- Roosevelt's Vanity : Avoiding War for Domestic Gain -- LBJ's Defeat by Debit Card, W's Victory by Credit Card -- John Kennedy and Barack Obama : Two Paths of "Peace" -- Conclusion: Fixing Flaws
Control code
1676380
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781610396622
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016021526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676380
  • (Sirsi) 1676380
  • (OCoLC)954133627

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