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The Resource The reader's companion to the American presidency, edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, (electronic resource)

The reader's companion to the American presidency, edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, (electronic resource)

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The reader's companion to the American presidency
Title
The reader's companion to the American presidency
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • What makes some presidents triumphant leaders and others disastrous failures? How has the presidency evolved from the institution established by the Founding Fathers? Which president was the first to be elected with no previous political experience? In this wonderfully engaging book, readers will discover the answers to such questions and gain a rich understanding of the personalities, policies, and tragic flaws of our nation's chief executives
  • With forty-one essays in all, by such eminent historians as Eric Foner, Joyce Appleby, James Henretta, Alan Taylor, Jean Baker, Robert Dallek, Drew McCoy, and Karen Orren, THE READER'S COMPANION showcases some of the most provocative interpretive history being written today. Was Madison, for example, an indecisive bungler who led his country to war or a principled politician whose leadership was appropriate to his time? Ranging from the tragedy of Hoover's administration to Johnson's Great Society, from Carter's human rights agenda to the current administration's challenges, these engagingly written pieces shed light on the hubris, and sometimes the brilliance, of our leaders. Fully illustrated with timelines, data boxes, and short essays on presidential families, this book is an indispensable resource for the serious historian and the curious reader alike
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Brinkley, Alan
  • Dyer, Davis
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
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  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
The reader's companion to the American presidency, edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (187 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721530
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00228987
  • (Credo)rcap
  • (OCoLC)436845911
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The reader's companion to the American presidency, edited by Alan Brinkley and Davis Dyer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (187 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849721530
Other physical details
1 image, digital files
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00228987
  • (Credo)rcap
  • (OCoLC)436845911
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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