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Author Troy, Tevi, 1967- author.

Title Shall we wake the president? : two centuries of disaster management from the Oval Office / Tevi Troy.

Publication Info. Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016]

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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  973.099 TRO    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 238 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-228) and index.
Contents Acts of God -- The pandemic threat -- Food and water crisis -- Weather : a growing federal role -- Economic collapse -- How to prepare for acts of God -- Acts of man -- Terror attacks -- The bioterror threat -- Loss of the power grid -- Civil unrest -- How to prepare for acts of man -- Conclusion -- Appendix One: Presidential lessons learned -- Appendix Two: When presidents should get involved -- Appendix Three: Five best and five worst presidents at dealing with disaster -- Appendix Four: Individual lessons learned.
Summary Whatever their ideology, presidents need to be prepared to deal with unexpected crises. Since 2001, numerous unpredictable crises, including terror attacks, massive storms, and an economic collapse, have shaken Americans to their core. Technology also provides mankind with increasingly powerful ways to wreak destruction President Obama and his team were taken aback by the sheer number of crises that a president needed to deal with, many of which do not quite reach disaster status. Troy looks at the evolving role of the president in dealing with disasters, and looks at how our presidents have handled disasters throughout our history.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Disasters -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Crisis management in government -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- Decision making.
HISTORY -- United States.
Crisis management in government. (OCoLC)fst00883630
Politics and government -- Decision making. (OCoLC)fst01919758
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Presidents -- History. -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Crisis management in government -- History. -- United States.
Disasters -- History. -- United States.
Genre/Form Biography (DNLM)D019215
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biographies.
Other Form: Online version: Troy, Tevi, 1967- Shall we wake the president? Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2016] 9781493024650 (DLC) 2016023320
ISBN 9781493024643 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1493024647 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781493024650 (e-book)
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