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

Author: Robert W Merry
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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For the 2012 presidential race, the author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing "Rating the Presidents" - America's favorite game - by pitching historians' views and subsequent experts' polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents' own contemporaries. This voyage through all our history provides a sometimes surprising analysis of how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Merry
ISBN: 9781410450678 1410450678
OCLC Number: 794227989
Notes: "Published in 2012 by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Description: 487 p. (large print) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The historians. The judgment of history ; The vagaries of history --
pt. 2. The people. The making of the presidency ; The presidential referendum ; The judgment of the electorate ; The stain of failure --
pt. 3. The test of greatness. War and peace ; Split-decision presidents ; Leaders of destiny --
pt. 4. Reputations in flux. Republican resurgence ; The post-cold war presidents. Clear and present danger.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Responsibility: Robert W. Merry.

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For the 2012 presidential race, the author of the acclaimed biography of President James Polk offers a fresh, playful, and challenging way of playing "Rating the Presidents" - America's favorite game - by pitching historians' views and subsequent experts' polls against the judgment and votes of the presidents' own contemporaries. This voyage through all our history provides a sometimes surprising analysis of how presidential politics works.

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