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When life strikes the president : scandal, death, and illness in the White House

Author: Jeffrey A Engel; Thomas J Knock
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Life does not stop simply because someone becomes president. Death, illness, sadness, and scandal affect every president and his family--often during their time in office. Yet the work of the nation and the pressures of the job do not cease simply because a president suffers, though their reaction, suffering, and perseverance often alters the course of American history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
When life strikes the president.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]:
(DLC) 2016042216
(OCoLC)961798495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey A Engel; Thomas J Knock
ISBN: 9780190650766 0190650761 9780190650780 0190650788
OCLC Number: 968246442
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 346 pages)
Contents: A crisis of his own contrivance : Andrew Jackson's break with John C. Calhoun / Daniel Feller --
"I am president" : John Tyler, presidential succession, the crisis of legitimacy --
And the defense of presidential power / Aaron Scott Crawford --
Personal loss and Franklin Pierce's presidency / Michael Holt --
Abraham Lincoln and the death of his son Willie / Michael Burlingame --
"One long wilderness of despair" : Woodrow Wilson's stroke and the League of Nations / Thomas J. Knock --
Calvin Coolidge : "when he went the power and the glory of the presidency went with him" / Amity Shlaes --
The splendid deception of "Doctor" Roosevelt / Frank Costigliola --
The Kennedy family through sickness and death / David Nasaw --
The politics of the personal : Lyndon Johnson at home and abroad / Randall B. Woods --
A depressed and self-destructive president : Richard Nixon in the White House / Jeremi Suri --
Governing during a time of crisis : the Reagan presidency / Kiron K. Skinner --
The Clintons : the politics of the personal / William Chafe.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock.

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