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Author Striner, Richard, 1950-

Title Lincoln's way : how six great Presidents created American power / Richard Striner
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents Forgotten paths in American politics -- From the founders to Abraham Lincoln -- From Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt -- The legacy crosses party lines : from Theodore to Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The legacy as great power statecraft : from Truman to Nixon -- The legacy in ruins : from Carter to George W. Bush -- Horizons
Summary The debate is as old as the American Republic and as current as this morning's headlines. Should a president employ the powers of the federal government to advance our national development and increase the influence and power of the United States aroundthe world? Under what circumstances? What sort of balance should the president achieve between competing visions and values on the path to change? Over the course of American history, why have some presidents succeeded brilliantly in applying their power and influence while others have failed miserably? In Lincoln's Way, historian Richard
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Influence.
Federal government -- United States -- History.
Political leadership -- United States -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442200669 (electronic)
1442214082 (Trade Paper)
9781442200661 (electronic)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)