Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America / Edition 1

Private Lives/Public Consequences: Personality and Politics in Modern America / Edition 1

by William H. Chafe
     
 

A political leader's decisions can determine the fate of a nation, but what determines how and why that leader makes certain choices? William H. Chafe, a distinguished historian of twentieth century America, examines eight of the most significant political leaders of the modern era in order to explore the relationship between their personal patterns of behavior and… See more details below

Overview

A political leader's decisions can determine the fate of a nation, but what determines how and why that leader makes certain choices? William H. Chafe, a distinguished historian of twentieth century America, examines eight of the most significant political leaders of the modern era in order to explore the relationship between their personal patterns of behavior and their political decision-making process. The result is a fascinating look at how personal lives and political fortunes have intersected to shape America over the past fifty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674018778
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/20/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Roosevelts: A Partnership Unprecedented

2. Martin Luther King Jr.: Toward the Promised Land

3. John F. Kennedy: From Detachment to Engagement

4. Robert F. Kennedy: Despair and Commitment

5. Lyndon Baines Johnson: A Need for Consensus

6. Richard M. Nixon: Genius and Paranoia

7. Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

8. The Clintons: A Flawed Co-Presidency

Conclusion

Bibliographical Essay

Acknowledgments

Index

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