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Presidents and the Presidency: Essays
     

Presidents and the Presidency: Essays

by Stephen Hess
 

This book contains a collection of Stephen Hess's best essays on the presidency. Written over a fifteen year period, the essays selected are just as relevant today as when they were first published. Each essay says something useful about the office of the presidency or a specific president.

The book includes:

•"Presidential Qualities," originally

Overview

This book contains a collection of Stephen Hess's best essays on the presidency. Written over a fifteen year period, the essays selected are just as relevant today as when they were first published. Each essay says something useful about the office of the presidency or a specific president.

The book includes:

•"Presidential Qualities," originally published when Richard Nixon was president, addresses the characteristics we should want in a chief executive regardless of whether or not we agree with him.

•"Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents: Lord Bryce Revisited" asks whether changes in the process by which we select presidential candidates would result in different kinds of people seeking office.

•"Toward a More Functional Presidency," written after Watergate, rethinks the appropriate role of the president and offers a job description.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
One of two volumes commemorating Hess' 25 years at the Brookings Institute. The 17 essays have been revised since their original publication in other books and in newspapers or magazines. Some of the titles include "Ike After 25 Years, Nixon in Exile, The Vice Presidency, The President and the Press," and "Toward a More Functional Presidency." The other volume is News & Newsmaking. No bibliographic references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815736325
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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