Presidents in Retirement : Alone and Out of the Office
Presidents in Retirement describes and analyzes the behavior of all thirty-three former presidents who were faced with deciding how to make the most of their new lives as private citizens. Rather than simply present a chronology of presidential behavior, the book explores the variety of retirement activities with chapters on partisan politics, public service, economic pursuits, leisurely activities, health concerns, and relationships with a successor.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 16 Apr 2009
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part 1 Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Presidents and Retirement: An Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Transition Period: Life as a Lame Duck Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Immediate Concerns Part 6 Part 2 Chapter 7 Chapter 4. Partisan Politics: Running for Office Chapter 8 Chapter 5. Political Advisor Chapter 9 Chapter 6. Public Service Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Economic Pursuits Chapter 11 Chapter 8. A Life of Leisure: Ex-Presidents Relaxing Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Health Concerns and Final Days Part 13 Part 3 Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Conclusions and Critical Issues
Most books dealing with the lives and careers of presidents after they leave office tend to be light and simplistic. Not so this work by Wice who tries to systematically examine the post-presidential lives of the former US presidents... A very fresh and provocative exploration of what one does when going from the most powerful political leader in the world to retirement. Recommended. CHOICE, December 2009
About Paul B. Wice
Paul B. Wice is professor emeritus of political science at Drew University and author of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter and the American Justice System.