Times of Trial: Great Crises on the American Past
Nevins, Allan (ed.)

NY: Knopf, 1958. First First edition (stated). Hardcover, 254 pps. with bibliography, plus index. Illustrated. Overview of twelve great crises in American statecraft and out the nation's leaders met, or failed to meet, their challenge. Contributors include, Bruce Catton, J.K. Galbraith, George Dangerfield and other leading historians; their essays deal with such issues as whether the colonies would have rebelled if Franklin had suceeded at Albany, the results of James Madison's diplomacy with Napoleon, whether Buchanan could have averted the Civil War, did newspaper magnates drag us into an unnecessary war with Spain in 1898, etc. Fine in lightly worn dust jacket. From the personal library of an Oxford professor of history whose discrete bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. Fine Hardcover (Item ID: D9835)


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