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Running alone : presidential leadership-- JFK to Bush II : why it has failed and how we can fix it

Author: James MacGregor Burns
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2007], ©2006.
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"Since mid-century, America has witnessed an ominous decline in presidential leadership, culminating in the failing presidency of George W. Bush today. How did this happen? In Running Alone, the distinguished political scientist and leadership expert James MacGregor Burns finds the origin of the problem in John F. Kennedy's presidential style-and its influence on his successors in the Oval Office. Kennedy rejected
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burns, James MacGregor.
Running alone.
New York : Basic Books, [2007], c2006
(OCoLC)607823649
Online version:
Burns, James MacGregor.
Running alone.
New York : Basic Books, [2007], c2006
(OCoLC)608684277
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James MacGregor Burns
ISBN: 9780465008339 046500833X 0465008321 9780465008322
OCLC Number: 70334963
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: c2006.
Description: vii, 278 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: "I think you underestimate him" --
The tribal thrust --
Pushing and shoving --
The power broker --
JFK and LBJ : governing together --
Nixon-Reagan : the grand new party --
The Carter-Clinton connection --
The Bushes : standing together alone --
Needed : party polarization --
Empowering followers.
Responsibility: James MacGregor Burns.
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