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Title Perspectives on presidential leadership : an international view of the White House / edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane and Clare Frances Elliott
Published New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
Series Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance ; 15
Routledge research in American politics and governance ; 15
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributor Biographies; Preface; Introduction: Rating America's Presidents: A UK Perspective; 1 The Meanings of Going First: George Washington and the Presidency; 2 John Quincy Adams: An Exceptionally Average President?; 3 A Poetic Presidency: Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, and the Second American Revolution; 4 Andrew Johnson: The Wrong Man in the Wrong Place; 5 A (Near) Great President: Theodore Roosevelt as the First Modern President; 6 Reevaluating the Presidency of Warren G. Harding; 7 Simply the Best: FDR as America's Number One President
8 King's Last President: A Canadian Prime Minister's Perspective on Harry S. Truman's First Term9 LBJ: If Not for Vietnam; 10 The Reagan Presidency in Retrospect: An Assessment of Reagan's Legacy; 11 George H.W. Bush and Presidential Peacemaking in Ranking American Presidents; 12 President Bill Clinton: Ranking, Reputation, and Legacy; 13 An Obama Doctrine?; Index; Acknowledgements
Summary In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
Presidents -- Rating of -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- History -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
Political leadership.
Presidents -- Rating of.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cullinane, Michael Patrick, 1979-
Elliott, Clare Frances.
ISBN 0203796500