Generals in the White House : Do Military and Political careers mix? How nine Generals became President of the United States by Dorothy B. Goebel and Julius Goebel, Jr.
New York : Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1945. First edition. Stated. Hardcover. 276 pages ; 22 cm. Price-clipped dust jacket with minimal wear. Pages are unmarked and binding are firm.
GENERALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
BY DOROTHY B. & JULIUS GOEBEL, JR.
DO MILITARY AND POLITICAL CAREERS MIX?
With American victories on all battlefronts, such popular generals as MacArthur and Eisenhower will undoubtedly be considered as presidential timber in 1948. Washington, Grant, and seven other generals were once swept into the White House following their achievements in the field. Here's the story of how it came about and why it can happen again.
Mr. and Mrs. Goebel have examined as no 'one has before the march to the presidency of those nine American generals: Washington, Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Taylor, Pierce, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, and Benjamin Harrison. It has added up to an amazing picture of how the times, the man, and political machinations combined to overcome the longstanding prejudice of the American voter against the Man on Horseback. Among these nine men were great presidents and poor presidents; some had won fame for slight military accomplishments, others were brilliant soldiers. Why were they chosen? Did their military careers fit or unfit them for the presidency?
In answering these questions, the authors have provided much fresh, readable, and strictly authentic material. GENERALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE spotlights an important, lively segment of our political past.
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