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Author Hess, Stephen.

Title Presidents & the Presidency : essays / by Stephen Hess
Published Washington, DC : Brookings Institution, [1996]
©1996

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Description xii, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: My Presidency -- Presidential Qualities -- Ike after Twenty-Five Years -- A Composite Presidency -- Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents: Lord Bryce Revisited -- "Don't Just Stand There, Do Something" -- Nixon in Exile, 1961-1968 -- The Process President -- The Vice Presidency -- Presidential Campaigns: How Long Is Too Long? -- A New Presidential Cycle Timetable -- Foreign Policy and Presidential Campaigns -- Throw the Rascals Out -- Presidential Policy: Making It Happen -- The President and the Press -- Toward a More Functional Presidency -- The Once and Future Presidency
Summary In 1974 Brookings published Hess's The Presidential Campaign, critically acclaimed as entertaining, thoughtful, and provocative. The book examined the recurring patterns of presidential campaigns and the nature of contenders for the nation's top office. In 1976 Hess turned his attention to the executive branch and produced his most popular and influential work, Organizing the Presidency. The book not only captured the attention of presidential scholars and the news media, but also impressed then President-elect Jimmy Carter and led to a series of transition papers for future administrations. Over the years, both volumes have been updated and reissued
Since the early 1970s Stephen Hess has been honored by journalists and scholars for his ability to explain the complexities of the modern presidency. A Washington insider who served on two White House staffs, worked on Capitol Hill, and was a U.S. representative to the United Nations, he has been hailed by the Washington Post as "an eminently sensible man" with "some eminently sensible advice to presidents." Now as he celebrates his twenty-fifth anniversary at the Brookings Institution, he presents a collection of his best essays on the office of the president and the men who have held it
Notes Includes index
Subject Presidents -- United States.
Author Brookings Institution.
LC no. 95004429
ISBN 0815736312 (paperback)
0815736320 (cloth)
Other Titles Presidents and the Presidency