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Author Walsh, Kenneth T

Title Prisoners of the White House : the isolation of America's presidents and the crisis of leadership / by Kenneth T. Walsh
Published Boulder : Paradigm Publishers, [2013]
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Contents Introduction: Trapped in "the bubble" -- Four who lost the people : Lyndon B Johnson: from outreach to isolation ; Richard Nixon: in the bunker ; Jimmy Carter: good intentions, bad outcomes ; George H.W. Bush: missing the obvious -- Two defiant princes : John F. Kennedy and George W. Bush: strange bedfellows -- Five who stayed connected : Franklin D. Roosevelt: reading the nation's pulse with Eleanor ; Harry Truman: connected to Everyman ; Ronald Reagan: middle-class roots ; Bill Clinton: escapes from disaster ; Barack Obama: beyond the Beltway -- From wizards to chicken peddlers : The wizards of the White House ; Breaking out of the bubble
Summary One can scarcely imagine an environment outside the nation's penal system that is more isolating than the Executive Mansion, a habitat almost guaranteed to keep America's commander in chief far removed from everyday life. In fact, isolation is emerging as one of the most serious dilemmas facing the American presidency. This bubble of isolation is real, intense, hard to pierce, and hard to find your way out of. Walsh gets inside the bubble and punctures the mythology surrounding the presidency
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-233) and index
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Subject White House (Washington, D.C.)
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Political leadership -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Social life and customs
Presidents -- United States
Political leadership.
Politics and government.
Presidents -- Social life and customs.
United States -- Politics and government
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315632586