The Power of the American Presidency: 1789-2000 / Edition 1

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In its more than 200-year history, the office of the President of the United States has undergone a variety of dramatic changes. Because our founding fathers left the privileges and responsibilities of the job constitutionally vague and ill-defined, each occupant of the office-from George Washington to Bill Clinton-has tried to set the limits of presidential power as he has seen fit based on the domestic and international circumstances of the day as well as on his own ambition and abilities. In The Power of the American Presidency, Michael A. Genovese, one of the best known and respected scholars on the presidency, takes students on a journey through the personalities and politics of some of the most fascinating and at times powerful men in American history. Organized chronologically, the text offers an overview of the evolution and elasticity of presidential power by providing case studies of each president's personal characteristics and the defining historical events of each administration. From Abraham Lincoln, who stretched the boundaries of presidential power during the Civil War, to nearly forgotten presidents like Van Buren, Garfield, and Fillmore, who led weak administrations with limited power, Genovese presents the history of our country's highest office with insight, balanced judgment, and humor. The Power of the American Presidency will be widely used in undergraduate courses on the American Presidency as well as in courses on American history, American studies, and political science. It will also be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a keener insight into the workings of the presidency.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195125450
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/20/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Genovese is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. "A Republic, If You Can Keep IT"
2. The Foundational Presidency: George Washington to John Quincy Adams
3. Democratization to Decline/Crisis to Enlargement: Andrw Jackson to Abraham Lincoln
4. Reaction and Shrinking/The World Stage and Enlargement: Andrew Jackson to Woodrow Wilson
5. Republicanizatin and Retreat/Crisis and the Creation of the 'Modern' Presidency: Warren Harding to FDR
6. The Cold War/Heroic Presidency: Harry S. Truman to John F. Kennedy
7. An Imperial to an Imperiled Presidency: LBJ to Ronald Reagan
8. The Post Cold War Paradox: George Bush to Bill Clinton
9. Conclusion: The Presidency in the New Millennium Appendix Selected Bibliography Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    Timeline of Power

    I like this book! 'The Power of the American Presidency' is an informative and enjoyable book to read. Genovese gives the reader a broad view of the roots of the American presidency and its powers. Readers will see how some presidents excelled while others lagged behind, how some presidents developed and strengthened presidential powers to lead the country forward while others weakened them and failed to leadc. Genovese describes how a president was accused of breaking the law--or at least--steered around the US Constitution¿Yin order to save a nation, how some loved the position of president while others couldnft wait for their term to end. Genovese shows us the presidents that made the top of the list of great presidents, those who landed on the bottom, and how others took the deep plunge into presidential obscurity. The reader will also discover which president served the longest term, which served the shortest, which president disliked politicsc. But most importantly, Genovese explains the development of the American presidency and the expansion of its power. 'The Power of the American Presidency' entices the readerfs thirst for knowledge and serves as a good jumping point for further study on the American presidency and presidential powers. Genovesefs writing is smart, crisp, and at times witty but always clear. I like that this book can be read from beginning to end, as I did, or it can be used as a reference tool, as I frequently do. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

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