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by Philip Terzian

eBook Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century (Brief Encounters) download ISBN: 1594033781
Author: Philip Terzian
Publisher: Encounter Books; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 112
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People

New York : Encounter Books.

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In Architects of Power, Philip Terzian examines two public figures in the . Hardcover, 112 pages.

In Architects of Power, Philip Terzian examines two public figures in the twentieth century who personify, in their lives, careers, and philosophies, the rise of the United States of America to global leadership: Franklin D. Published June 8th 2010 by Encounter Books (first published 2010).

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Philip Terzian talked about his book,. He responded to questions from members of the audience. Philip Terzian will be one of the featured authors (and will happily sign copies) at the 33rd annual National Press Club Book Fair & Authors' Night on Tuesday, 9 November at the Press Club (14th and F streets), . 0-8. All welcome; you do NOT have to be a member of the NPC to attend. Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century.

Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century. The United States is not a preternaturally inward-looking nation, and isolation is not the natural disposition of Americans.

Philip Terzian talked about his book, Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the .

Philip Terzian talked about his book, Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century. Philip Terzian talked about his book, Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century.

Architects of Power: Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and the American Century by Philip Terzian. As regards each man’s private calculatedness, and the misdirection they were willing to engage in, Mr. Terzian is a defender where others have been troubled. Was Roosevelt duplicitous and hypocritical, an instinctive deceiver who always had been, as one historian notes? Mr. Terzian bracingly observes that These are harsh words, but they are not untrue.

In Architects of Power, Philip Terzian examines two public figures in the twentieth century who personify, in their .

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The United States is not a preternaturally inward-looking nation, and isolation is not the natural disposition of Americans. The real question is not whether Americans are prone to isolation or engagement, but how their engagement with the world has evolved, how events have made the United States a superpower, and how these developments have been guided by political leadership. Indeed, the great debates on foreign affairs in American history have not been about whether to have debates on foreign affairs; they have been between the competing visions of American influence in the world.In Architects of Power, Philip Terzian examines two public figures in the twentieth century who personify, in their lives, careers, and philosophies, the rise of the United States of America to global leadership: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Terzian reveals how both men recognized and acted on the global threats of their time and questions whether America can rise to the same challenges today. Without this clear window into the stricken world that Roosevelt inhabited and Eisenhower understood, we are unlikely to recognize the perils and challenges of the world we have inherited.
Comments: (5)
Fog
A must read any serious history buff, especially for those who remember Roosevelt and Eisenhower personally. It is alarming how many people wo weren't alive then still demean Ike's presidency and blame him for our getting involved in Viet Nam or buy into the opinion that he was a hand-off president. I am on my third reading of the book and it won't be the last reading, I'm sure.
Faehn
How American greatness was shepherded by two American giants. What a world we have lost!
Samutilar
After reading author Philip Terzian's bio I feel quite inadequate to critique his book. But here goes anyway. His assessment of FDR and Ike are right on target. The more we learn about Ike's presidency, the more we appreciate him although not so much at the time. It seems like more happened between 1952 and 1960 than we realize. I was in the Navy at the time and nobody was shooting at us so it seemed quiet in terms of before and after Ike's term. What I find so infuriating about his book is his total blindness to Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, George Marshall and the seven years after FDR's death and Ike's election. Lots happened Mr. Terzian and certainly Truman was more a defender of the peace than was Ike even "boots on the ground" in Korea as opposed to ignoring the Hungarians in 1956.
Bulace
Phil Terzian's pointillist portraits of FDR and Eisnhower are riveting in and of themselves. They are a model of great learning lightly worn (check out the frightening bibliography). But they are also directly applicable to today's foreign policy dilemmas. When Terzian writes, "The stated reasons for American participation in World War I ..were legitimate, to be sure, but they failed to define any fundamental American interest in the war's outcome", he might be writing about Afghanistan today. When he says, "Pearl Harbor...exploded the notion that self-sufficiency and generous impulses were sufficient to defend America" he might be talking of another more recent surprise attack on the U.S.. None of this is heavy handed or partisan, and Terzian has a magical gift for making his ideological points persuasively and with exemplary civility. A small gem.
Fhois
A glance at the book shows its explantory power.The urge to make sweeping prouncements in an age of 24/7 cable and the omnipresent internet and "sound bites" for the blagosphere obscure the undeniable fact that presidential power is NOT always about ringing pronouncements made FOR DOMESTIC-AND PARTISAN effect that may come back to haunt you.Vietnam for JFK and LBJ illustrates that.I try to focus on what the Russian call "za kulisami"-behind the scenes.This may not be perfect transparency but it is sometimes neceassary-even imperative!