Larry Schweikart, a retired history professor, is ready to set the record straight on the American presidents. He goes through each of the first 26 presidents from Washington to Taft and debunks myths, lies, and fake news made fact by the uninformed. Discover why George Washington favored American isolationism; James Madison supported states' rights; what Lincoln promised to Southerners about fugitive slaves; and why nineteenth-century presidents were the last to understand the true role of government. So what made these presidents so much better than the ones America has now? Schweikart argues that recent commanders-in-chief have welcomed crises to advance their own partisan agenda, defied the separation of powers the Founders carefully constructed to preserve the Republic, and given us every reason to doubt they take the country’s interests to heart.
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Good for those studying the lives of Presidents to get a fresh look at their careers. Too often we look so hard on our personal expectations of the office - we forget the office was created way before them or us.
This is exactly what I needed for a refresher course on 20th+ Century Presidents. Hayward is as witty and irreverent as ever. And he gets right to the point with his system of grading US Presidents on how strictly they adhered to their oath to uphold the Constitution. It's a fun, funny, and worthwhile read. And would make a great Father's Day gift for politico dads!