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

Title To serve the President : continuity and innovation in the White House staff / Bradley H. Patterson
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2008]


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Description xii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The White House overall -- The contemporary White House staff -- The cost of the whole White House -- The top crosscutting leadership -- Javelin-catcher: the Chief of Staff -- The coordination center: the Staff Secretary -- The National Security Adviser -- The "just-us" department: the Counsel to the President -- The Office of Legislative Affairs -- Control all the way down: the Presidential Personnel Office -- The policy bloc -- Policymaking at the White House: domestic and economic affairs -- The Homeland Security Adviser -- Helping religion to do good: the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives -- Volunteerism and community service: the USA Freedom Corps Office -- The Cabinet Liaison Office -- The strategic initiatives and external affairs bloc -- "Strategery": the White House Political Affairs Office -- Partnership in our federal system: the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs -- Working with coalitions to push the President's agenda: the Office of Public Liaison -- The communications bloc -- "Lipstick on a pig"? The Office of Communications -- The cyber White House: Bush innovations in electronic communications -- Caught in the crossfire: the Press Secretary -- The Speechwriting Office -- Special counselors to the President -- First special counselor: the Vice President -- Second special counselor: the President's spouse -- Loyal shadow: the Presidential Aide -- The operations bloc -- Management and Administration -- The Executive Clerk -- Records Management -- The Correspondence Office -- Paving the way: the Advance Office -- Achievements versus activities: the Office of Appointments and Scheduling -- The White House Military Office -- The United States Secret Service -- The President's Commission on White House Fellowships -- The physical White House and its environment -- The Executive Residence -- The President's park and the White House Visitor Center -- The White House Historical Association: a private, independent organization -- Looking to the future -- Major long-term innovations by the Bush Administration -- The essence of White House service -- Appendix: Component offices of the contemporary White House staff
Summary "Opens a window onto the closely guarded Oval Office turf: the operations, offices, and people of the complete White House team. Describes its organizational structure, recent innovations made in the face of changing events, what people do, while revealing the total size and cost of the contemporary White House team"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-423) and index
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Staff.
LC no. 2008027114
ISBN 9780815769545 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815769547 (cloth : alk. paper)