Barack Obama is not the first president to take office during a time of great crises. A presidential historian examines eight presidents who faced historic challenges after assuming the reins of power and how character helped them guide the country to stability and prosperity.

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  • Mark Updegrove Served as publisher of "Newsweek", President of "Time" Canada, and manager of "Time's" Los Angeles office.

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