With an hour and twenty to go before my book club meets, I finished the book. It was actually my pick, one that has been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Beschloss takes a handful of presidents and recounts the stories of times when they had to make decisions that could cost them..well, elections mostly.
I was disappointed in that perhaps half were stories that I had already heard or read before. Washington and Jay's treaty. Lincoln the summer of 1864. Roosevelt and Churchill in 1940. But all of the profiles were worthy and well-written, and some interesting details were included. Also, Beschloss tells it like it is, with little glorification of the players.