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- University of Pittsburgh Press 1997; US$ 28.95
Because of the power-fearing drafters of the U.S. Constitution, the president?s tools for influencing Congress are quite limited. Presidents have had to look beyond the formal powers of the office to push a legislative agenda. In Between the Branches, a book of unprecedented depth, Kenneth Collier traces the evolution of White House... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 31.99
With President George W. Bush's approval ratings at record lows, the 2008 election was a contest that Democrats were predicted to win. And with Barack Obama's victory over John McCain, they did. But it was the highly unlikely journey to this likely destination that set this presidential election apart from others. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95
The study of the American presidency, both as a political institution and the men who have held the office, is one of the most fascinating and dynamic fields of study within American government. New Directions in the American Presidency takes a current look at the various issues facing the presidency and provides a "state of the art" overview of... more...
- Free Press 2001; US$ 25.00
As Americans choose and install a new president for a new century they could do no better than to read this work by one of our keenest observers of the modern presidency. Drawing on a quarter-century's immersion in the presidential record and scores of interviews, Fred I. Greenstein provides a fascinating and instructive account of the qualities that... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68
An examination of the US electoral process, providing an integrated account of the 2000 campaign. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
The election of a president is an important event in American politics. While the concept is the same, the process of electing presidents has changed considerably: the rise of television and the Internet has greatly increased the information available to voters. This work reveals what it takes to run for president, and how candidates are chosen. more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00
Since April 30, 1789, when George Washington stepped onto the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, 43 men have assumed the title of President of the US. This book examines how these men have put their own stamp on the executive branch, and discusses how it has evolved as a reflection of their personalities and their visions for the country. more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
This marvelously concise survey is packed with information about the presidency, some of it quite surprising. We learn, for example, that the Founders adopted the word "president" over "governor" and other alternatives because it suggested a light hand, as in one who presides, rather than rules. Indeed, the Constitutional Convention first agreed to... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95
Throughout our history, Americans have been simultaneously inspired and seduced by the American presidency and concerned about the misuse of presidential powerfrom the time of Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR to Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bushas a grave threat to the United States. In Bad for Democracy, Dana D. Nelson goes beyond blaming particular... more...