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Where they stand : the American presidents in the eyes of voters and historians

Author: Robert W Merry
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Merry examines how and why presidents succeed and fail by recounting the judgments of historians and comparing them to how the voters saw things.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Merry
ISBN: 9781451625400 1451625405 9781451625424 1451625421 9781451625431 145162543X
OCLC Number: 755213541
Description: xxii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The great white house rating game --
I. The historians --
The judgment of history --
The vagaries of history --
II. The people --
The making of the presidency --
The presidential referendum --
The judgment of the electorate --
The stain of failure --
III. The test of greatness --
War and peace --
Split-decision presidents --
Leaders of destiny --
IV. Reputations in flux --
Republican resurgence --
The post-Cold War presidents --
Conclusion: Clear and present danger.
Responsibility: Robert W. Merry.

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Merry examines how and why presidents succeed and fail by recounting the judgments of historians and comparing them to how the voters saw things.

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