When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

When Life Strikes the President: Scandal, Death, and Illness in the White House

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ISBN-13: 9780190650759
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey A. Engel is Director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University.

Thomas J. Knock is is Professor of History and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock

1 A Crisis of His Own Contrivance: Andrew Jackson's Break with John C. Calhoun
Daniel Feller

2 "I am President:" John Tyler, Presidential Succession, the Crisis of Legitimacy, and the Defense of Presidential Power
Aaron Scott Crawford

3 Personal Loss and Franklin Pierce's Presidency
Michael Holt

4 Abraham Lincoln and the Death of His Son Willie
Michael Burlingame

5 "One Long Wilderness of Despair": Woodrow Wilson's Stroke and the League of Nations
Thomas J. Knock

6 Calvin Coolidge: "When he went the power and the glory of the Presidency went with him."
Amity Shlaes

7 The Splendid Deception of "Doctor" Roosevelt
Frank Costigliola

8 The Kennedy Family through Sickness and Death
David Nasaw

9 The Politics of the Personal: Lyndon Johnson at Home and Abroad
Randall B. Woods

10 A Depressed and Self-Destructive President: Richard Nixon in the White House
Jeremi Suri

11 Governing during a Time of Crisis: The Reagan Presidency
Kiron K. Skinner

12 The Clintons: The Politics of the Personal
William Chafe

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