The American Presidency

The American Presidency

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by Alan Brinkley Professor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618382739

ISBN-13: 9780618382736

Pub. Date: 01/21/2004

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

An incisive and accessible reference on the American presidency, with essays by the nation's leading historians.

An indispensable resource for the curious reader and the serious historian alike, The American Presidency showcases some of the most provocative interpretive history being written today. This rich narrative history sheds light on the hubris,

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Overview

An incisive and accessible reference on the American presidency, with essays by the nation's leading historians.

An indispensable resource for the curious reader and the serious historian alike, The American Presidency showcases some of the most provocative interpretive history being written today. This rich narrative history sheds light on the hubris, struggles, and brilliance of our nation's leaders.
Coupling vivid writing with unparalleled scholarship, these insightful essays from well-known historians cover every presidency from the first through the forty-third.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618382736
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/21/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
73,290
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Contents Contributors vii Introduction ix George Washington 1 John Adams 20 Thomas Jefferson 33 James Madison 48 James Monroe 59 John Quincy Adams 73 Andrew Jackson 82 Martin Van Buren 103 William Henry Harrison 115 John Tyler 121 James K. Polk 129 Zachary Taylor 139 Millard Fillmore 145 Franklin Pierce 152 James Buchanan 163 Abraham Lincoln 173 Andrew Johnson 189 Ulysses S. Grant 200 Rutherford B. Hayes 215 James A. Garfield 224 Chester Arthur 233 Grover Cleveland 240 Benjamin Harrison 250 William McKinley 257 Theodore Roosevelt 268 William Howard Taft 285 Woodrow Wilson 297 Warren G. Harding 314 Calvin Coolidge 323 Herbert Hoover 332 Franklin D. Roosevelt 344 Harry S. Truman 365 Dwight D. Eisenhower 381 John F. Kennedy 397 Lyndon B. Johnson 409 Richard Nixon 425 Gerald Ford 443 Jimmy Carter 455 Ronald Reagan 467 George H. W. Bush 487 Bill Clinton 499 George W. Bush 530 Acknowledgments 545 For Further Reading 547 Illustration Credits 554 Index 555

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'The American Presidency' gives an inside peek at every administration, from the major legislation to scadals. It is a great tool for the classroom and for anyone interested in American politics.