Power and the Presidency by Robert WilsonPower and the Presidency by Robert Wilson

Power and the Presidency

byRobert Wilson, Edmund Morris, David Maraniss

Hardcover | January 15, 2000

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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.

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...
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Title:Power and the PresidencyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 7.5 × 4.88 × 0.77 inPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:PublicaffairsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1891620436

ISBN - 13:9781891620430

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Balancing the realities of modern democracy with the authority of an executive veto, the role of the president in American political culture is both pivotal and unique. But it’s a role that has been redefined by each successive generation of voters. Power and Presidency offers an expert perspective on the terms and roles of six of 20th-century America's most fascinating commanders-in-chief. Including chapters on Truman, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy, Johnson, Reagan and Clinton, this book is thoroughly absorbing reading; it is the story of six powerful men and of how the nation shaped them.