The Modern American Presidency / Edition 2

The Modern American Presidency / Edition 2

by Lewis L. Gould, Richard Norton Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700616845

ISBN-13: 9780700616848

Pub. Date: 08/18/2009

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

When the first edition of this book appeared in 2003, it was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton. In that original edition, Lewis L. Gould argued that, while the president may be the most

Overview

When the first edition of this book appeared in 2003, it was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton. In that original edition, Lewis L. Gould argued that, while the president may be the most powerful man in the world, most presidents have fallen well short of the daunting challenges that confronted them while in office.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700616848
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
619,881
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Foreword to the First Edition

Introduction

1. The Age of Cortelyou: William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt

2. The Lawyer and the Professor: William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson

3. The Modern Presidency Recedes: Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover

4. The Modern Presidency Revives and Grows: Franklin D. Roosevelt

5. The Presidency in the Cold War Era: Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower

6. The Souring of the Modern Presidency: John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

7. The Rise of the Continuous Campaign: Richard Nixon

8. The Modern Presidency under Siege: Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter

9. The Modern Presidency in a Republican Era: Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush

10. Perils of the Modern Presidency: Bill Clinton

11. The Modern Presidency in Crisis: George W. Bush

Conclusion

Notes

Suggestions for Further Reading

Name Index

Subject Index

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