The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game

The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game

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by Alvin S. Felzenberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465018904

ISBN-13: 9780465018901

Pub. Date: 06/01/2010

Publisher: Basic Books

Rating the presidents remains a perennial pastime of historians, pundits, and presidency buffs. Most surveys place presidents into categories such as "Great," "Near-Great," and "Failure." Their originators seldom, however, inform readers what lay behind those designations. In The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't), Alvin S. Felzenberg assigns the presidents

Overview

Rating the presidents remains a perennial pastime of historians, pundits, and presidency buffs. Most surveys place presidents into categories such as "Great," "Near-Great," and "Failure." Their originators seldom, however, inform readers what lay behind those designations. In The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't), Alvin S. Felzenberg assigns the presidents separate grades in each of six categories (character, vision, competence, among others). He offers a fresh look at "old favorites" and rescues others from obscurity and ridicule. Most importantly, he supplies evidence in support of his conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465018901
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 The Rating Game 1

2 Character 11

3 Vision 79

4 Competence 109

5 Economic Policy 171

6 Preserving and Extending Liberty 255

7 Defense, National Security, and Foreign Policy 331

8 What Does It All Mean? 365

The Presidential Scorecard 378

Afterword-George W. Bush: An Early Assessment 379

Acknowledgments 421

Economic Data Sources 423

Notes 427

Index 467

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