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Icons of democracy : American leaders as heroes, aristocrats, dissenters, and democrats

Author: Bruce Miroff
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1993.
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The most profound and disturbing examination of the dangers and possibilities of democratic leadership since Richard Hofstadter's classic, The American Political Tradition, this book traces a fundamental tension between leadership and popular democracy that has animated American life from the Revolution through the turbulent 1960s. Miroff examines nine emblematic political giants - Alexander Hamilton, John Adams,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miroff, Bruce.
Icons of democracy.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1993
(OCoLC)607687533
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Miroff
ISBN: 0465087477 9780465087471
OCLC Number: 26314226
Description: ix, 422 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Alexander Hamilton: The aristocratic statesman and the constitution of American capitalism --
John Adams: merit, fame and political leadership --Abraham Lincoln: democratic leadership and the tribe of the eagle --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: dissenting leadership and feminist vision --
Theodore Roosevelt: heroic leadership and masculine spectacle --
Eugene V. Debs: dissenting leadership and democratic dignity --
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Democratic leadership and the modern state --
John F. Kennedy: heroic leadership for a television age --
Martin Luther King, Jr.: dissenting leadership and democratic redemption -Democracy and leadership in America.
Responsibility: Bruce Miroff.

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