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Hail to the chief : the making and unmaking of American presidents

Author: Robert Dallek
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Hail to the Chief, Robert Dallek, award-winning historian and acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson, offers an unprecedented and engaging examination of presidential excellence - and its less distinguished counterpart. Dallek addresses five themes that have been typically manifested in successful administrations - vision, pragmatism, consensus, charisma, and trust - and traces how they have been played out by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dallek, Robert.
Hail to the chief.
New York : Hyperion, ©1996
(OCoLC)604468826
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Dallek
ISBN: 078686205X 9780786862054
OCLC Number: 34547307
Description: xxi, 232 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "The vision thing" --
Chameleons on plaid --
E pluribus unum: the virtues of consensus --
The power and limits of presidential personality --
In presidents we trust.
Responsibility: Robert Dallek.
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In Hail to the Chief, Robert Dallek, award-winning historian and acclaimed biographer of Lyndon Johnson, offers an unprecedented and engaging examination of presidential excellence - and its less distinguished counterpart. Dallek addresses five themes that have been typically manifested in successful administrations - vision, pragmatism, consensus, charisma, and trust - and traces how they have been played out by the forty-one men who have attained the highest rank of public service. From James Madison's facing the War of 1812 to Lincoln's leadership through the greatest crisis of the nation's history; from Hoover's inability to overcome the challenges of the Great Depression to LBJ's tragic miscalculations in Vietnam and his achievements in advancing civil rights; from the beneficent paternalism of FDR to the ruthless cynicism of Richard Nixon, Dallek offers a penetrating analysis of the presidency, the personalities who have defined it, and the strategies that led to their triumphs or defeats.

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