Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

by Robert W. Merry

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ISBN-13: 9781451625424
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 657,577
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Merry is the editor of The National Interest. He has been a Washington correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and the executive editor of the Congressional Quarterly. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The National Review, The American Spectator, and The National Interest. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, Newsmakers, and many other programs. The author of McKinley, he lives in McLean, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Great White House Rating Game 9

Part I The Historians

1 The Judgment of History 27

2 The Vagaries of History 54

Part II The People

3 The Making of the Presidency 91

4 The Presidential Referendum 103

5 The Judgment of the Electorate 129

6 The Stain of Failure 167

Part III The Test of Greatness

7 War and Peace 209

8 Split-Decision Presidents 254

9 Leaders of Destiny 286

Part IV Reputations in Flux

10 Republican Resurgence 333

11 The Post-Cold War Presidents 364

Conclusion: Clear and Present Danger 400

Acknowledgments 409

Appendix A Academic Polls 413

Appendix B Presidents By Category Based on Voter Response 419

Notes 425

Bibliography 467

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An interesting book full of facts and helpful information.