The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Barack Obama (Third Edition) / Edition 3

The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Barack Obama (Third Edition) / Edition 3

by Fred I. Greenstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691143838

ISBN-13: 9780691143835

Pub. Date: 08/10/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Fred I. Greenstein has long been one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. In The Presidential Difference, he provides a fascinating and instructive account of the presidential qualities that have served well and poorly in the Oval Office, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's first hundred days. He surveys each president's political skill,

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Fred I. Greenstein has long been one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. In The Presidential Difference, he provides a fascinating and instructive account of the presidential qualities that have served well and poorly in the Oval Office, beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's first hundred days. He surveys each president's political skill, vision, cognitive style, organizational capacity, ability to communicate, and emotional intelligence—and argues that the last is the most important in predicting presidential success. Throughout, Greenstein offers a series of bottom-line judgments on each of his thirteen subjects as well as an overarching theory of why presidents succeed or fail.

In this new edition, Greenstein assesses President George W. Bush in the wake of his two terms. The book also includes a new chapter on the leadership style of President Obama and how we can expect it to affect his presidency and legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691143835
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/10/2009
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
628,500
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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