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Leadership in the modern presidency

Author: Fred I Greenstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988.
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Nine political scientists and historians evaluate the leadership qualities of presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leadership in the modern presidency.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988
Online version:
Leadership in the modern presidency.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred I Greenstein
ISBN: 0674518543 9780674518544 0674518551 9780674518551
OCLC Number: 16901430
Description: 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Toward a modern presidency / Fred I. Greenstein --
Franklin D. Roosevelt : the first modern president / William E. Leuchtenburg --
Harry S. Truman : insecurity and responsibility / Alonzo L. Hamby --
Dwight D. Eisenhower : leadership theorist in the White House / Fred I. Greenstein --
John F. Kennedy : the endurance of inspirational leadership / Carl M. Brauer --
Lyndon B. Johnson : paths chosen and opportunities lost / Larry Berman --
Richard M. Nixon : the corporate presidency / Joan Hoff-Wilson --
Gerald R. Ford : a healing presidency / Roger Porter --
Jimmy Carter : the politics of public goods / Erwin C. Hargrove --
Ronald Reagan : the primacy of rhetoric / William K. Muir, Jr. --
Nine presidents in search of a modern presidency / Fred I. Greenstein.
Responsibility: edited by Fred I. Greenstein.
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Nine eminent political scientists and historians here present their assessments of the leadership styles and organizational talents of presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan.  Read more...


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A lively collection. Leuchtenburg on FDR is the best thing going in short form. Muir on Reagan is sure to cause a controversy. Greenstein is helpful and original as usual. And there's still more! -- Read more...

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