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Pederson, William D. 1946-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 12,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: E806, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by William D Pederson
Great justices of the U.S. Supreme Court : ratings and case studies( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on conference held in Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Nov. 15-16, 1990
FDR and the modern presidency : leadership and legacy( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume Rozell and Peterson bring together a collection of new essays exploring the unparalleled impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the modern presidency. Of all the modern presidents, FDR looms largest. Indeed, most scholars date the origins of the modern presidency to FDR, and many assert that no one since has achieved his level of greatness in office.''The essays are organized into two broad sections: The first examines FDR's impact on the creation and development of the administrative presidency and the legacy of the New Deal; the second looks at FDR's legacy to presidential leadership and the exercise of presidential powers. An important volume for scholars and other researchers of the FDR era and the modern American presidency
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the transformation of the Supreme Court( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines FDR's influence on the Supreme Court, and the Court's growing influence on American life. Subjects include the court-packing fight of 1937, the impact of the New Deal on the Court, key FDR appointments, and the Roosevelt Court's enduring legacy
George Washington and the origins of the American presidency( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lincoln lessons : reflections on America's greatest leader by Frank J Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Lincoln Lessons, seventeen of today's most respected academics, historians, lawyers, and politicians provide candid reflections on the importance of Abraham Lincoln in their intellectual lives. Their essays, gathered by editors Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, shed new light on this political icon's remarkable ability to lead and inspire two hundred years after his birth. Collected here are glimpses into Lincoln's unique ability to transform enemies into steadfast allies, his deeply ingrained sense of morality and intuitive understanding of humanity, his civil deification as the first assassinated American president, and his controversial suspension of habeas corpus during the Civil War. The contributors also discuss Lincoln's influence on today's emerging democracies, his lasting impact on African American history, and his often-overlooked international legend -- his power to instigate change beyond the boundaries of his native nation. While some contributors provide a scholarly look at Lincoln and some take a more personal approach, all explore his formative influence in their lives. What emerges is the true history of his legacy in the form of first-person testaments from those whom he has touched deeply. Lincoln Lessons brings together some of the best voices of our time in a unique combination of memoir and history. This singular volume of original essays is a tribute to the enduring inspirational powers of an extraordinary man whose courage and leadership continue to change lives today."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln : sources and style of leadership( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay collection explores the sources, style, and quality of Lincoln's leadership. It places Lincoln's leadership in a historical context and within the political perspective of the influences on him and his impact on others. It also examines his leadership style in terms of the factors organization theorists consider essential for effectiveness. Challenging several popular schools of thought, the contributors show that both Lincoln's character and American democratic culture influenced his leadership style. Lincoln is presented as a principled leader who sought realistic solutions in extenuating circumstances. Building on the democratic principles of the nation's framers, his vision of equality was consistent with the views of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The portrait that emerges is of an active-flexible president whose culture permitted a magnanimous and prudential political style. Lincoln's leadership encouraged the development of responsible democratic rule. The initial chapters of this book focus on the impact others had on Lincoln and how he transformed their ideas into his own political vision. The work then turns to Lincoln's political style during the Civil War and how he influenced others. The final chapter puts Lincoln's political style in the perspective of world leaders of his age
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the shaping of American political culture( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines FDR and the New Deal era from the perspectives of social and cultural history, political science, popular culture, and political history
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress : the New Deal and its aftermath( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the reactions of particular groups within Congress (including those of individual congressmen) to the changing role of the federal government during the New Deal era. Also examines facets of the New Deal era from a contemporary perspective
The Lincoln Forum : Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and the Civil War( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Madison : philosopher, founder, and statesman( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Madison: Philosopher, founder, and statesman presents fresh scholarship on the nation's fourth president, who is often called both he father of the U.S. Constitution and the father of the Bill of Rights. These essays by historians and political scientists from the United States and abroad focus on six distinct aspects of Madison's life and work: his personality development as a statesman; his work at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and contributions to larger constitutional design; his advocacy for the adoption of the Bill of Rights; his controversial role as a party leader; his presidency; and his life after leaving office. James Madison continues to be regarded as one of America's great political theorists, a man who devoted his life to, and who found fulfillment in, public service. HIs philosophical contributions remain vital to any understanding of the modern American polity. This book will be of great interest to political scientists and theorists, as well as to historians of early American history and politics
Franklin D. Roosevelt and the formation of the modern world by William D Pederson( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Roosevelt's role in the international arena, focusing on his diplomacy with Europe, Russia, the Baltic states, Canada, and the Caribbean; his relations with American Jews in the face of the Holocaust; his military appointments; and the operation of the Civilian War Services Division
The New Deal and public policy( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays examine and evaluate New Deal domestic policy in six areas: agriculture, the environment, housing, welfare, the economy, and industry. The essays combine to reveal that in contrast to totalitarian governments, the New Deal demonstrated that the American experiment in government could successfully address a national emergency using democratic means
George Washington, foundation of presidential leadership and character( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln : competing perspectives on two great presidencies by William D Pederson( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of these two presidents and presidencies, examining their legacies, leadership styles, and places in history
The Rating game in American politics : an interdisciplinary approach( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FDR years by William D Pederson( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt and includes such information as a chronology, inaugural addresses, important speeches, and entries discussing the key figures in the administration
Grassroots constitutionalism : Shreveport, the South, and the supreme law of the land( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt by William D Pederson( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only United States president elected to four terms of office, Franklin Delano Roosevelt shepherded the nation through its most tumultuous period since the Civil War. This book presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading FDR scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on key elements of this central figure during the two critical events that shaped the modern world: the Great Depression and World War II. The essays cover all aspects of FDR's life and times, including his political, military, and economic decisions, fully discussing the scholarship to date as well as sketching out areas in need of further research. Themes and topics range from Roosevelt's health, relationships, Supreme Court packing, to New Deal policies, institutional issues, and international relations. This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative source on a twentieth-century icon whose optimism and vitality led America from the nadir of the worst depression in world history to the brink of victory over Germany and Japan. --Book Jacket
Leaders of the pack : polls & case studies of great Supreme Court justices( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's enduring legacy : perspectives from great thinkers, great leaders, and the American experiment by William D Pedersen( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Coming on the heels of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Lincoln's Enduring Legacy offers highly readable and accessible perspectives on Lincoln at 200 in terms of his impact on great leaders and thinkers and his place in American history. The book explores how Lincoln's words and deeds have influenced the pursuit of justice and freedom and the practice of democracy in the century and a half since he governed. Lincoln, as an abolitionist, the architect of Reconstruction, an avowed Unionist, a wordsmith and rhetorician, his age's foremost prophet for democracy, and America's greatest president remains an iconic image in American memory."--Publisher's description
 
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FDR and the modern presidency : leadership and legacy
Alternative Names
Pederson, William David 1946-

Languages
English (130)

German (1)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the transformation of the Supreme CourtGeorge Washington and the origins of the American presidencyLincoln lessons : reflections on America's greatest leaderAbraham Lincoln : sources and style of leadershipFranklin D. Roosevelt and the shaping of American political cultureFranklin D. Roosevelt and Congress : the New Deal and its aftermathThe Lincoln Forum : Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and the Civil WarJames Madison : philosopher, founder, and statesman