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The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office

Author: Jeremi Suri
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Why have recent presidents failed to create the change they promised? Should we blame the individual men, all flawed in their own ways? Or are there fundamental reasons why modern presidents fail to deliver, time and time again? In The Impossible Presidency, historian Jeremi Suri charts the long rise and quick fall of the world's most important job, from the 1790s to the present day. As he shows, early presidents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremi Suri
ISBN: 9780465051731 0465051731
OCLC Number: 1002854936
Description: xxiii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Rise. Origins ; First executive ; People's president ; Poet at war ; Progressive president ; National healer --
Fall. Frustrated frontiersmen ; Leading actor ; Magicians of possibility --
Epilogue : new beginning.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of America's highest office
Responsibility: Jeremi Suri.
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"A bold new history of the American presidency, arguing that the successful presidents of the past created unrealistic expectations for every president since JFK, with enormously problematic  Read more...

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