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Title When life strikes the president : scandal, death, and illness in the White House / Jeffrey A. Engel and Thomas J. Knock
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary Life does not stop simply because someone becomes president. Death, illness, sadness, and scandal affect every president and his family - often during their time in office. Yet the work of the nation and the pressures of the job do not cease simply because a president suffers, though their reaction, suffering, and perseverance often alters the course of American history. Thus, the volume reveals alternately the frailty, the humanity, and the strength of character of the twelve presidents under scrutiny
Notes Previously issued in print: 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 15, 2017)
Subject Presidents -- Health -- United States -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- Case studies.
Political corruption -- United States -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Engel, Jeffrey A., editor
Knock, Thomas J., editor
ISBN 9780190650780 (ebook)