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The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office, Jeremi Suri

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The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office
Title
The impossible presidency
Title remainder
the rise and fall of America's highest office
Statement of responsibility
Jeremi Suri
Title variation
Rise and fall of America's highest office
Title variation remainder
the rise and fall of Americas highest office
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Why have recent presidents failed to create the change they promised? Should we blame the individual men, all flawed in their own ways? Or are there fundamental reasons why modern presidents fail to deliver, time and time again? In The Impossible Presidency, historian Jeremi Suri charts the long rise and quick fall of the world's most important job, from the 1790s to the present day. As he shows, early presidents greatly expanded the power of the office beyond the limited role envisioned by the founders. Suri argues that the immense accomplishments of Washington, Jackson, Lincoln and FDR left their successors with outsized and unrealistic expectations. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan lost control of their agendas as they were buffeted by the onrush of events and threats their predecessors never had to face. Clinton and Obama were propelled to the presidency by their personal stories but hamstrung by prurient, partisan, and prejudiced criticisms of their leadership. Contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world and a rapid twenty-four-our news cycle. There is little room left for bold, strategic thinking. Suri traces our disenchantment with recent presidents to the current mismatch between presidential promises and the limitations of the office
Summary
A distinguished historian offers a history of the office of the president and argues that the position has become a victim of its own success because the vastness of the job makes it impossible for anyone to fulfill its expectations
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10597056
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JAI
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Suri, Jeremi
Dewey number
352.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • Executive power
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Executive power
  • Political leadership
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
Target audience
adult
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the rise and fall of America's highest office
Label
The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office, Jeremi Suri
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-330) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Rise. Origins ; First executive ; People's president ; Poet at war ; Progressive president ; National healer -- Fall. Frustrated frontiersmen ; Leading actor ; Magicians of possibility -- Epilogue : new beginning
Control code
on1002854936
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465051731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002854936
Label
The impossible presidency : the rise and fall of America's highest office, Jeremi Suri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rise. Origins ; First executive ; People's president ; Poet at war ; Progressive president ; National healer -- Fall. Frustrated frontiersmen ; Leading actor ; Magicians of possibility -- Epilogue : new beginning
Control code
on1002854936
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465051731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002854936

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