The Political Presidency

The Political Presidency : Practice of Leadership from Kennedy Through Reagan

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How presidents lead-or fail to-is the central concern of this pointed analysis of political leadership in America. Beginning with a solid theoretical examination of the political leadership, Kellerman moves on to assess the nature of presidential power under America's six most recent administrations and considers the way each president handled the most important item on his domestic agenda.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 147.3 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195040376
  • 9780195040371

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How presidents lead--or fail to--is the central concern of this pointed analysis of political leadership in America. Beginning with a solid theoretical examination of the political leadership, Kellerman moves on to assess the nature of presidential power under America's six most recent administrations and considers the way each president handled the most important item on his domestic agenda. She argues that in America there is an equation between leadership and 'politicking, ' which is why great politicians and great leaders tend to be one and the same.show more

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'Required reading for the next president and for citizens who want to understand the politics of success in the White House.' James David Barber, Duke Universityshow more

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