The American Presidency (7th ed.)

Origins and Development, 1776–2014

by Sidney M. Milkis,

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  • 9781483318691
  • 9781483318684
  • 9781483318707
The American Presidency examines the constitutional foundation of the executive office and the social, economic, political, and international forces that have reshaped it along with the influence individual presidents have had. Authors Sidney Milkis and Michael Nelson look at each presidency broadly, focusing on how individual presidents have sought to navigate the complex and ever-changing terrain of the executive office and revealing the major developments that launched a modern presidency at the dawn of the twentieth century. By connecting presidential conduct to the defining eras of American history and the larger context of politics and government in the United States, this award-winning book offers perspective and insight on the limitations and possibilities of presidential power.

In this Seventh Edition, marking the 25th anniversary of The American Presidency’s publication, the authors add new scholarship to every chapter, reexamine the end of George W. Bush’s tenure, assess President Obama’s first term in office, and explore Obama’s second term.  
 
  • SAGE Publications; March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781483318684
  • Edition: 7
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  • Title: The American Presidency
  • Author: Sidney M. Milkis; Michael C. Nelson
  • Imprint: CQ Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483318691
  • 9781483318684
  • 9781483318707

In The Press

“I would not use anything else. Milkis and Nelson provide historical examples and interpretation of the important events in the history of the presidency and of how the presidency as an institution has changed over time. I don’t think the book has any weaknesses. The writing is top notch. I’ve had only positive comments from students about the book.” 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483318691
  • 9781483318684
  • 9781483318707