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Destiny's consul : America's ten greatest presidents

Author: Michael P Riccards
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
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What makes a great president? Certainly leadership, accomplishments, crisis management, political skill, character, and integrity are part of the equation, but the great presidents have something more. They not only govern well, but are part of something lasting; their presidencies influence the thoughts and beliefs of generations. These powerful men are not flawless leaders, they have made mistakes and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael P Riccards
ISBN: 9781442216242 1442216247 9781442216266 1442216263
OCLC Number: 776874673
Description: xii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: how presidents become great --
George Washington: creating a nation in war and then in peace --
Thomas Jefferson: establishing popular rule --
Andrew Jackson: the president as a tribune of the people --
James K. Polk: the arts of waging conflict --
Abraham Lincoln: the commander in chief goes to war --
Theodore Roosevelt: the dynamics of domestic reform --
Woodrow Wilson: the progressive agenda at home and across the world --
Franklin D. Roosevelt: the establishment of the modern presidency --
Harry S. Truman: the first imperial president --
Ronald Reagan: unleashing right wing America --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Michael P. Riccards.

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