Power and the Presidency

Power and the Presidency

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Baker & Taylor
Essays examine how twentieth century presidents have used presidential power.

Perseus Publishing
This sterling collection of original, never-before-published essays on six fascinating contemporary presidents by some of the leading presidential biographers of our time is must reading for anyone interested in American politics, the history of the American presidency, or the lives of the presidents. Each essay—extending and elaborating on lectures originally delivered as part of the Montgomery Lecture Series at Dartmouth University—explores how a particular president came to power, wielded power, and was changed by power, and how each presidency affected the power of the office itself. The presidencies addressed are those of Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, and Clinton. Published as our nation begins the process of electing the 43rd president, during a time when some believe the independence of the office itself is at stake, Power and the Presidency is a timely and thought-provoking look at the nature of power in American democracy.

Six of America's most renowned, bestselling historians discuss how six of our most fascinating contemporary presidents used?and were changed by?power

Book News
Biographers, historians, and journalists explore how selected US presidents of the 20th century have commanded, wielded, and sometimes dissipated the influence of the office. They look at the executive careers of Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and William Clinton. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In this volume, a distinguished group of experts - prize-winning presidential biographers, historians, and journalists examines how an array of twentieth-century presidents have commanded, wielded, and sometimes dissipated the enormous influence conferred upon the nation's highest office.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781891620430
Branch Call Number: 973.099 POW
Characteristics: xii, 162 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Robert A. 1941-


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