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Author Patterson, Bradley H. (Bradley Hawkes), 1921-

Title The White House staff : inside the West Wing and beyond / Bradley H. Patterson Jr
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution ; Wantage : University Presses Marketing, 2000


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Description xii, 491 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Outside and inside the White House: Outside the gates: a no-consensus society -- Inside the gates: alternatives for organizing a White House -- The not-so-bashful bureaucracy: The assistant to the president for National Security Affairs -- "To summarize and analyze...refine the conflicting views": the domestic policy staff -- The National Economic Council -- The "just-us" department: the counsel to the president -- Legislative affairs: "an ambulatory bridge across a constitutional gulf" -- Equidistant in an adversarial relationship: the press secretary -- The continuing campaign: the office of communications -- Judson Welliver and his successors: the speechwriting office -- Representing interests and building coalitions: the office of public liaison -- Achievements versus activities: the office of presidential scheduling -- Energizer for federalism: the office of intergovernmental affairs -- Supporting political central: the office of political affairs and independent political consultants -- Control all the way down: the office of presidential personnel -- Manager of apparently effortless success: the advance office -- First-magnitude czars: special assistant for special purposes -- First special counselor: the president's spouse -- Second special counselor: the vice president -- Third special counselor: the vice president's spouse -- The president's centripetal offices -- The professional White House: Serving the presidency: the professional staffs of the modern White House -- White House service in the years ahead: The essence of White House service: looking to the future
Notes "First softcover printing, November 2001"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-471) and index
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Staff.
Author Patterson, Bradley H. (Bradley Hawkes), 1921- Ring of power
Brookings Institution.
LC no. 00008802
ISBN 0815769504 (alk. paper)
0815769512 (paperback)