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Author: Nigel Hamilton
ISBN: 1847920020
Pages: 608 pages
Publisher: Bodley Head (August 2, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Americas
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by Nigel Hamilton



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A provocative portrait of . American Caesars takes a fresh look at the lives and careers of the twelve leaders of the American empire since World War II, from Franklin D. Bush. presidents from Franklin D. Bush American Caesars takes a fresh look at the lives and careers of the twelve leaders of the American empire since World War II, from Franklin D. President by president, the noted biographer Nigel Hamilton strips away myths and wishful thinking to record our most recent presidents as they really were: leaders guiding the fortunes of an unruly empire, on a world stage.

President by president, Hamilton relates and examines the presidents’ unique characters, their paths to Pennsylvania Avenue, their effectiveness as global leaders, and their lessons in governance, both good and bad. With uncompromising candor he looks at how these powerful me. . With uncompromising candor he looks at how these powerful men responded to the challenges that defined their presidencies-FDR’s role as a war leader, Harry Truman’s decision to mount a Berlin Airlift rather than pursue military confrontation with the Soviets, Lyndon Johnson’s undertaking of controversial Civil Rights legislation and his disastrous war in Vietnam, Jimmy Carter’s ha.

Now, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton gives us the lives of the twelve men, from Franklin D. Bush, who presided over America's imperial fortunes - the good, the bad and the truly awful. How did these American Caesars reach the White House?

Now, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton gives us the lives of the twelve men, from Franklin D. How did these American Caesars reach the White House? What were the challenges they faced when they got there and how did they meet them? And who were these men in their private lives?Compulsively readable, packed with unforgettable characters as well as stories, lessons and revelations, American Caears is essential reading for our times.

Nigel Hamilton's American Caesars takes Suetonius's Twelve Caesars as its classical model

Nigel Hamilton's American Caesars takes Suetonius's Twelve Caesars as its classical model. Writing during the reign of Hadrian, in 121 AD, Suetonius penned portraits of the first 12 Roman emperors, dividing each biography in two: the first, focusing on the emperor's public life, and the second, on his private life. Hamilton follows this structure in writing discrete biographical studies of every American president from Franklin Roosevelt to George W.

Eminent biographer Nigel Hamilton offers a group biography of the twelve caesars of our time: the American Presidents from . Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars became a classic of classical times: a virtuoso literary portrait gallery, remarkable not only for its frank dissections of Rome's great emperors, but also because the twelve men were the embodiment - both good and bad - of Rome's greatest century. In view of the country's rise to superpower status, the twentieth century has been called 'the American Century', and award-winning.

If you hate George W Bush and American neoconservatism, you will love this book. Taking Suetonius's Twelve Caesars for his template, the British historian Nigel Hamilton has written potted biographies of the 12 US presidents from 1933 to 2009, mostly with a pronounced anti-Republican bias. Greatness is accorded to Franklin D Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and John F Kennedy, with FDR rightly crowned as "the greatest Caesar of all".

Eminent biographer Nigel Hamilton offers a group biography of the twelve caesars of our time: the American Presidents from F.D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.Suetonius' The Twelve Caesars became a classic of classical times: a virtuoso literary portrait gallery, remarkable not only for its frank dissections of Rome's great emperors, but also because the twelve men were the embodiment -- both good and bad -- of Rome's greatest century.In view of the country's rise to superpower status, the twentieth century has been called 'the American Century', and  award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton now gives us the lives of the twelve men who presided over America's imperial fortunes -- the good, the bad and the truly awful. Not since the days of the Roman emperors has there been such a succession of rulers holding the fate of the world in their hands. How did these American Caesars reach the White House? What were the challenges they faced when they got there and how did they meet them? And who were these men in their private lives?Nigel Hamilton's short, candid, critical portraits of the presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush are compulsively readable. Packed with unforgettable characters as well as stories, lessons and revelations, American Caesars is essential reading for our times: a vivid portrait of the United States over the past six decades to rival Suetonius' account of classical Rome. Twelve major biographies of influential presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt; Harry S. Truman; Dwight D. Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Richard Nixon; Gerald Ford; Jimmy Carter; Ronald Reagan; George H.W. Bush; Bill Clinton; George W. Bush.

Najinn
Nigel Hamilton gives a very personal account of the personalities of 12 US Presidents from FDR onwards. He writes very well and his portraits are readable. His judgements are questionable, such as his commendation of Eisenhower for the manner in which he manipulated to overthrow the democratically elected leader of Iran, something that has had ongoing consequences to the present day.
His views are often inconsistent, as he describes the debauchery of JFK's White House while still admiring him yet he comes over all prudish about Bill Clinton's significantly milder behaviour. That said, the book is an interesting addition to the canon of knowledge regarding the leaders of the most powerful country in the world of post WW2.
Alexandra
Well written book and an excellent perspective on the American Presidency.
Sarin
Nigel has written an excellent piece on each of the Presidents from FDR to Bush Jr. He has spared none of the presidents from halos to warts and I believe he has been fair to all of them. If you want to know our American Caesars invest a little time that you will not regret. Mike Fisher 11-14-14
Weiehan
Author Nigel Hamilton did an excellent job distilling the biographies of all twelve presidents in this volume. I was particularly fascinated by the FDR and Kennedy segments. I got the sense that it was a challenge to keep many of these biographies to thier approximately 50 page limits. In each, I finished feeling well satisfied, yet wanting to learn more, as opposed to many biographies that feel belabored or overdone. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend this book to a friend.
Gom
Several claims are opposed by other books written by Bob Woodward no fan of GW. Some areas I lived thru, 1963 and present, I know weren't correct
Painbrand
I picked up this book with great hopes of some history of The Presidency. Unfortunately all I found were a British perspective of the worst part of each Man's personality.

I can not recommend
SmEsH
An informative, if superficial (at times) look at each president from FDR to GW Bush. A good introduction for the casual reader.
Excellent, I have just finished reading "Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire" and the modern history is repeating itself in the USA, another book of the similar history is The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire.