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  • God Wills itby David O'Connell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    God Wills It is a comprehensive study of presidential religious rhetoric. Using careful analysis of hundreds of transcripts, David O'Connell reveals the hidden strategy behind presidential religious speech. He asks when and why religious language is used, and when it is, whether such language is influential.Case studies explore the religious arguments... more...

  • Political Rhetoricby Mary E. Stuckey

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and inter-branch government persuasion. But as mass media has grown... more...

  • Presidential Relations with Congressby Richard S. Conley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship.  Presidential Relations with Congress provides a succinct analysis... more...

  • The Presidential Dilemmaby Michael Genovese

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This brief, thought-provoking text evaluates the performance of recent presidents from Johnson to Bush, finding that, overall, each has failed to live up to public expectations. Written by one of the top presidency scholars today, The Presidential Dilemma reflects on the idea that as our country's problems grow, our politicians seem to shrink. Arguing... more...

  • Power and Personalityby Harold D. Lasswell

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    This book concerns the wanting, getting, and giving of power. Recent advances in medicine, sociology, and psychology have deepened our understanding of the motives, skills, and experience that operate between leaders and those who are led. Since power is about decision-making, it figures not only in offi cial institutions but in other organizations,... more...

  • Leadership Performance and Rhetoricby Adam B. Masters; John Uhr

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.62

    This book examines both the rhetorical content of contemporary public leadership and the leadership methods pioneered by early English statesman Sir Francis Bacon. In particular, it considers the use of public rhetoric to defend leadership legitimacy in six case studies, drawing on leadership contests in recent Australian political history. The authors... more...

  • Presidential Leadership in an Age of Changeby Michael Genovese

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The American public hungers for a heroic leader. From John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, every American president has left office either under a cloud or as a failed leader. Michael A. Genovese argues that presidents are set up for failure; it is not specific presidents but the presidency itself that is the problem. The presidency was designed to... more...

  • President McKinley, War and Empireby Richard F. Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 57.95

    This second volume of President McKinley, War and Empire assesses five theories that have dominated analysis of modern societies in the last century--liberalism, Marxism, mass society, pluralism, and elitism--in accounting for an aberrant event in American history: the Spanish-American War. President McKinley and the Coming of the War 1898, volume... more...

  • Black Politics in a Time of Transitionby David Covin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Black Politics in a Time of Transition appears at an historic point in American politics. From the vantage point of the maturation of the study of black politics, this volume provides a framework for current and future discussion of this critical time. Incorporating the expanded stream of work on today's black politics, this latest volume of the... more...

  • The Gorbachev Regimeby Hiroshi Kimura

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In the early days of Gorbachev's rise to power in the Soviet Union, an international group of U.S. and Japanese authorities probed the issues and forces that shaped a mammoth struggle within the Soviet Union. This book examines Gorbachev's reforms--the extent of their dramatic changes and the sobering evidence of their limits. The contributors' assessments... more...