By Walsh, Kenneth T.
Crises pose a challenge to leaders as no other tests they confront. In this comprehensive and timely book, veteran journalist Kenneth T. Walsh offers a probing look at how presidents from FDR to Trump dealt with crises they faced. Including domestic as well as international issue...s and assaults, this book stands apart from other accounts of presidents in crisis. Walsh is in search of lessons we can learn, and his findings focus on the presidential attributes and skills that matter most in trying times. This expertly crafted, elegantly written book is appropriate for a variety of college courses and will find its way onto the reading lists of ambitious politicians and interested citizens alike.Read more
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Kenneth T. Walsh is White House and political analyst for U.S. News & World Report and has covered the White House since 1986, including the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history. This is his ninth book about the U.S. presidency. His other titles include Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes, Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom, and Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History. Walsh is former president of the White House Correspondents' Association, and he has won the most prestigious awards for White House coverage. He frequently serves as an analyst on television and radio, and gives many speeches around the country and abroad. He is an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University in Washington, D.C. He and his wife Barclay Walsh live in Bethesda, Maryland and Shady Side, Maryland. They have two children, Jean and Chris.
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