Presidents' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Extraordinary Executives, Colorful Campaigns, and White House Oddities

Presidents' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Extraordinary Executives, Colorful Campaigns, and White House Oddities

by Nick Ragone
     
 

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The presidency is a special office. Along with the vice president, the victorious candidate is our only nationally elected official, and the position has come to symbolize American government worldwide. In many ways, the office is greater than the people who have occupied it. In the 200-plus years of our nation’s history, the presidency has grown and evolved…  See more details below

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The presidency is a special office. Along with the vice president, the victorious candidate is our only nationally elected official, and the position has come to symbolize American government worldwide. In many ways, the office is greater than the people who have occupied it. In the 200-plus years of our nation’s history, the presidency has grown and evolved dramatically. With the exception of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson, the nineteenth-century office holders exerted little executive power and mostly deferred to Congress on domestic affairs. Teddy Roosevelt began to change all that, and FDR completed the transformation with his New Deal, laying the foundations for the modern presidency. With the onset of the Cold War, the “imperial” presidency was in full bloom, and after a brief lull, the government’s response to the war on terror has given the office new and unprecedented powers. Undoubtedly now the presidency is not only the most powerful and important job in the United States, but arguably in the world. Presidents’ Most Wanted™ celebrates the office, the people who inhabited it, and the process of winning it, with thirty-five chapters packed full of all sorts of presidential trivia. It covers everything from elections to first ladies to blunders and triumphs, and gives the reader an in-depth look at the most powerful person in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597970747
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
01/31/2008
Series:
Most Wanted
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Nick Ragone is a public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University and the Georgetown University Law Center. His previous books include The Everything American Government Book: From the Constitution to Present-Day Elections, All You Need to Understand Our Democratic System. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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