David M. Abshire is the president of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, president of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and vice chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which he co-founded in 1962. His full-time government service includes Congressional staff (1958-1960), assistant secretary of state for Congressional Relations (1970-73), Ambassador to NATO (1983-87), and in the Presidential Cabinet as special counselor of President Reagan in 1987. Dr. Abshire is currently a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council Academe, Policy and Research Senior Advisory Committee. He lives in Washington, D.C.
A Call to Greatness examines how our next President can learn from the successes and failures of past Presidents to be an effective leader during a time of tremendous challenges at home and abroad.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I Chapter 5 Chapter 1. The Gathering Storm Chapter 6 Chapter 2. Sustaining Success Chapter 7 Chapter 3. The Lessons of History Chapter 8 Chapter 4. A House Without Mercy Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Elements of Presidential Leadership Chapter 10 Chapter 6. Presidential Portraits Chapter 11 Chapter 7. Lessons for the Next President Part 12 Part II Chapter 13 Chapter 8. Six Elements of a National Strategy Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Responding Decisively to Crisis Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Setting Priorities Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Mobilizing Resources Chapter 17 Chapter 12. Maintaining Political Unity and Good Timing Chapter 18 Chapter 13. Communicating an Understandable Public Strategy Chapter 19 Chapter 14. Offering a Vision for the Future Chapter 20 Conclusion: From Peril to Promise
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