Progressive Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson / Edition 1

Progressive Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson / Edition 1

by John Morton Blum
     
 

“A study of four controversial presidents that goes beyond the nature of their administrations and penetrates to fundamental questions of presidential power. Balanced [and] knowledgeable.” —James MacGregor Burns
Advocates of a strong versus a weak presidency have struggled throughout American history, but never so fiercely as in the twentieth

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“A study of four controversial presidents that goes beyond the nature of their administrations and penetrates to fundamental questions of presidential power. Balanced [and] knowledgeable.” —James MacGregor Burns
Advocates of a strong versus a weak presidency have struggled throughout American history, but never so fiercely as in the twentieth century, which saw the rise of progressivism. This is the story of four progressive presidents, from the first Roosevelt, who himself brought plenty of backbone to the office, to Woodrow Wilson , who articulated the theory of a progressive presidency, to FDR, who brought it unique power, and, finally, to Lyndon Johnson, who provided perhaps its last great surge in our century. In a time of progressive malaise, it is important to know the history, to see the benefits as well as the liabilities, in the progressive presidential tradition. That is the aim and achievement of this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393000634
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1982
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
451,549
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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