Paradoxes of the American Presidency by Tom CroninParadoxes of the American Presidency by Tom Cronin

Paradoxes of the American Presidency

byTom Cronin, Michael Genovese, Meenekshi Bose

Paperback | July 14, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 250 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


In The Paradoxes of the American Presidency, now THREE prize-winning presidential scholars, Thomas E. Cronin and Michael A. Genovese and Meenekshi Bose, explore the complex institution of the American presidency by presenting a series of paradoxes that shape and define the office. Rewrittenand updated to reflect recent political events - including the presidency of Barack Obama, the 2012, 2014 elections, with greater emphasis on the importance of midterm election on the Presidency, and the primary and presidential election of 2016. This must read fifth edition incorporates findingsfrom the latest scholarship, recent elections and court cases, and essential survey research. The fifth edition is a major revision-reducing length, increasing the emphasis on the theme of paradoxes, now making the text more appropriate to be used in conjunction with other texts, regardless of whether they take a historical, institutional, or leadership approach.
Thomas E. Cronin is McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College and President Emeritus at Whitman College. He is the author of more than 150 articles and author, coauthor, or editor of a dozen books, including Colorado Politics: Governing a Purple State (2012), Leadership Matters (2012), and On the Pres...
Title:Paradoxes of the American PresidencyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0190648503

ISBN - 13:9780190648503

Look for similar items by category:


Editorial Reviews

"I like the text's paradox theme. It is important to present a variety of points of view and examine the contradictions inherent in U.S. government, particularly in the presidency. The writing style is excellent, neither condescendingly simplistic nor boringly pedantic, and students like it." --Christine L. Day, University of New Orleans