Power and the Presidency

Power and the Presidency


By (author) Sir Robert Wilson

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  • Publisher: PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 199mm x 20mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 12 January 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1891620436
  • ISBN 13: 9781891620430
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,995,869

Product description

This sterling collection of original, never-before-published essays on six fascinating contemporary presidents by some of the leading presidential biographers of our time is must reading for anyone interested in American politics, the history of the American presidency, or the lives of the presidents. Each essay--extending and elaborating on lectures originally delivered as part of the Montgomery Lecture Series at Dartmouth University--explores how a particular president came to power, wielded power, and was changed by power, and how each presidency affected the power of the office itself. The presidencies addressed are those of Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan, and Clinton. Published as our nation begins the process of electing the 43rd president, during a time when some believe the independence of the office itself is at stake, Power and the Presidency is a timely and thought-provoking look at the nature of power in American democracy.

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Author information

Robert A. Wilson has more than twenty-five years of experience in advertising, public relations, graphic design, and film production. Among other projects he has created are Richard Avedon's photography exhibition "In the American West," the PBS documentary "Where the Heart Is," and the book Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush. David McCullough, Introduction Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner David McCullough is the author of, among other works of history and biography, Truman, The Great Bridge, and Mornings on Horseback.