Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House

EditorJames Taranto, Leonard LeoForeword byWilliam J. William J. Bennett

September 13, 2005|
Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House by James Taranto
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Where Does Your Favorite President Rank?

Based on a completely new nationwide survey prepared exclusively for this edition of Presidential Leadership, two of America's most prominent institutions, The Wall Street Journal and the Federalist Society, explore just what it is that makes a president great and then rank each from best to worst. Now with updated chapters on Bush and "Leadership in the Midst of Controversy," a wide range of eminent scholars, journalists, and political leaders evaluate the competence of our nation's chief executives, including that of George W. Bush's first complete term in office.
From John McCain on Teddy Roosevelt to Kenneth Starr on Richard Nixon, editors James Taranto and Leonard Leo have collected a series of lively, provocative, and highly readable essays evaluating the terms of each of the forty-three U.S. presidents. Other contributors include Douglas Brinkley on James Polk, Melanie Kirkpatrick on Millard Fillmore, Jay Winik on Abraham Lincoln, and Lynne Cheney on James Madison. Fascinating and often surprising, the book reveals who was voted the most controversial and who was the most over- and underrated from the nationwide survey of liberal and conservative scholars, balanced to reflect the political makeup of the U.S. population as a whole. Presidential Leadership is a pleasure to read and an authoritative reference for every library.
CONTENTSFOREWORD: Presidents, Greatness, and History by William J. BennettINTRODUCTION: The Presidency, Federalist No. 10, and the Constitution by Steven G. CalabresiTHE RANKINGSThe Presidents1. George Washington (1789-97) by Richard Brookhiser2. John Adams (1797-1801) by Matthew Spalding3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-09) by Forrest McDonal...
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Title:Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.8 in
Published:September 13, 2005
Publisher:Free Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780743274081

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