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The presidential character : predicting performance in the White House

Author: James David Barber
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2009.
Series: Longman classics in political science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"What should we look for in a president? This timeless question begs reconsideration in light of today's crucial presidential election season. To that end, The Presidential Character, James David Barber's examination of who has the potential to occupy the highest office in the land - and why - is being reissued as the newest addition to the Longman Classics in Political Science series. Arguing that patterns in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James David Barber
ISBN: 9780205652594 020565259X
OCLC Number: 212857896
Notes: Originally published: 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1992. With new introd.
Description: xvii, 522 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Presidential Character and How to Foresee It --
Three Tragic Tales --
The Active-Negative Presidents --
The Origins of Presidential Compulsion --
Richard Nixon: Construction and Destruction --
The Passive-Negative Presidents --
The Passive-Positive Presidents --
Reagan's Rise and Rule --
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Active-Positive Affection --
Harry S Truman and Active-Positive Combat --
John F. Kennedy and Active-Positive Commitment --
The Crucial Ford Transition --
Beyond Character --
Jimmy Carter: Predicted and Reviewed --
George Bush: The World View Dilemma --
Adding It Up.
Series Title: Longman classics in political science.
Responsibility: James David Barber ; [foreword by George C. Edwards III].

Abstract:

"What should we look for in a president? This timeless question begs reconsideration in light of today's crucial presidential election season. To that end, The Presidential Character, James David Barber's examination of who has the potential to occupy the highest office in the land - and why - is being reissued as the newest addition to the Longman Classics in Political Science series. Arguing that patterns in a person's character, world view, and political style can help us anticipate their performance as president, this classic text offers explanations and predictions of the performance of past presidents and presidential candidates."--Jacket.

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