The author of Presidential Leadership takes the position that we can develop great military strength and preserve our free civil institutions. To prove his thesis, he analyzes our military forces and agencies in relation to national life, the army, West Point, the War Department, Congress and the President as Commander-in-Chief. Using past experiences, he points up our weaknesses, paradoxes, the drawbacks of a military regime in peacetime, under democracy. But he also shows how with greater discipline and coordination of industrial and economic forces with the military, war and democracy are not contradictory but can function, one within the other. Not for casual reader, but for the student of political, economic, military aspects of war.