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The modern American presidency

Lewis L. Gould

The modern American presidency

by Lewis L. Gould

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Published by University Press of Kansas in Lawrence .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Presidents -- United States -- History -- 21st century,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLewis L. Gould ; foreword by Richard Norton Smith.
    GenreBiography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE176.1 .G68 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23230390M
    ISBN 109780700616831, 9780700616848
    LC Control Number2009020161

      The book is a critical look at the modern American presidency - and, in particular, at the impact that war has had on the highest office of government. While Reedy wrote nothing negative about Lyndon Johnson, the former president was most unhappy with Reedy's frank assessment of the presidency. A governor's mansion is often the last stop for politicians who plan to move into the White House. Before Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, four of his last five predecessors had been governors. Executive experience at the state level informs individual presidencies, and Price: $

      17 Great Books About American Presidents for Presidents’ Day Weekend admired and condemned — of American presidents, and Ellis’s book aims (and succeeds) at exploring some of the. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House is a biography of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, written by Jon won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, with the prize jury describing it as "an unflinching portrait of a not always admirable democrat but a pivotal president, written with an agile prose that brings the Jackson saga to life".Author: Jon Meacham.

      Steven M. Gillon, author of The American Paradox "The book is rich both in interesting observation and the presidency and in astute accounts of each of the presidents from McKinley to Clinton."--American Historical Review "A first-class study of the development of the modern American presidency from William McKinley through Bill Clinton."/5(7).   To treat the modern Presidency as a success story, he claims, is to falsify the historical record. "The Modern American Presidency" is a lively, interpretative synthesis of America's 20th-century leaders, filled with insights into how the Presidency has evolved as America rose to prominence on the world stage/5(86).


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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Modern American Presidency: Second Edition, Revised and Updated/5(9). When the first edition of this book appeared init was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency—from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton/5(9).

This analysis and critique of the modern American presidency aims to lay bare the current strengths and weaknesses of the office and remind the reader that the presidency remains a work in progress.

It surveys the transformation of the White House over the 20th Century/5. "The Modern American Presidency" is a lively, interpretive synthesis of 20th century leaders, filled with intriguing insights into how the presidency has evolved as America rose to prominence on the world stage.

Gould traces the decline of the party system and the increasing importance of the media, resulting in the rise of the president as celebrity.

36 photos.2/5(1). Buy This Book in Print summary The standard work on the modern American presidency, providing a concise, accessible, and entertaining survey of presidents over the past : Lewis L.

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How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency is the first book to explicitly credit governors with making the presidency what it is today. By examining the governorships of such presidential stalwarts as Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D.

Roosevelt, political scientist Ambar shows how gubernatorial. Book Summary: The title of this book is The Modern American Presidency and it was written by Lewis L.

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Comments Jay Cost is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Author: Jay Cost. When the first edition of this book appeared init was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency--from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton.

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This book is both erudite and accessible, and it's an excellent survey of the modern Presidency, which Gould, a respected University of Texas historian, points out has been transformed in roughly the past hundred years from an intimate, folksy, at times nearly one-man operation into an unwieldy, unworkable, and dangerously out-of-touch apparatus that has far less to do with Cited by:   Book Summary: The title of this book is The Modern American Presidency and it was written by Lewis L.

Gould. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by University Press of Kansas and has a total of pages in the : Get this from a library. The modern American presidency.

[Lewis L Gould; Richard Norton Smith] -- Their idiosyncrasies and failures were as diverse as their accomplishments. William McKinley tracked press opinion before Richard Nixon was even born. Calvin Coolidge utilized radio and. The Modern American Presidency Lewis L.

Gould, Author, Richard Norton Smith, Foreword by University Press of Kansas $ (p) ISBN. When the first edition of this book appeared init was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency—from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton.

The Modern American Presidency Book Description: When the first edition of this book appeared init was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency-from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton.

Lewis Gould discussed the problems and triumphs of twentieth-century presidents in his book [The Modern American Presidency], published by University Press of Kansas. The author analyzed the. When the first edition of this book appeared init was chosen as a Main Selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club and quickly became the standard work on the modern American presidency - from William McKinley through William Jefferson Clinton/5(6).

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If Robert Ferrell's unpretentious biography served merely to remind us that Harry Truman spent four years working in banks, eleven years farming, and only three (not-entirely-successful) years as a haberdasher, it would probably be worth its modest, Library-of-American-Biography price.

But U. of Indiana historian Ferrell, editor of Truman papers, has information, firm views, and. This epic list of 50 must-read books about American politics explores topics from a broad range of voices and perspectives, from feminism to fascism, parties to polling, and tribalism to globalism.

These 50 best books should help you get up to speed with American politics. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant!:Author: Sarah S. Davis.Gould touches upon many ideas but this most recurring idea throughout the book was to become a Modern American President required a balance of everything.

The 1st President that Gould presented to us was William McKinley. He states that McKinley set the foundation for modern presidency but was not an example.