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Organizing the Presidency

Author: Stephen Hess; James P Pfiffner
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In the third edition of Organizing the Presidency, Stephen Hess, with the assistance of James P. Pfiffner, surveys presidential organizations from Roosevelt's to George W. Bush's, examining the changing responsibilities of the executive branch jobs and their relationships with one another, Capitol Hill, and the permanent government. He also describes the kinds of people who have filled these positions and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hess; James P Pfiffner
ISBN: 081573638X 9780815736387 0815736371 9780815736370
OCLC Number: 50270732
Description: xii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolving modern presidency --
A composite presidency --
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1945 --
Harry S. Truman, 1945-1953 --
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953-1961 --
John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 --
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-1969 --
Richard Nixon, 1969-1974 [and] Gerald R. Ford, 1974-1977 --
Jimmy Carter, 1977-1981 [and] Ronald W. Reagan, 1981-1989 --
George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993 [and] William J. Clinton, 1993-2001 --
George W. Bush, 2001- --
The White House/Cabinet nexus --
Toward a more functional presidency --
Appendixes: A. Advice for a President-Elect, 1976-1977. B. Transition planning, 1980.
Responsibility: Stephen Hess with James P. Pfiffner.

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated in March 1933, the White House staff numbered fewer than fifty people. In the ensuing years, as the United States became a world power and both the foreign  Read more...

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