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Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency : Case Studies in Presidential Leadership, Second Edition

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Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency : Case Studies in Presidential Leadership, Second Edition

Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency :
Case Studies in Presidential Leadership, Second Edition

by Maxmillian Angerholzer III and James Kitfield
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1440840229 | 471 Pages | PDF | 2.6 MB

Abraham Lincoln once said, "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history." One hundred and fifty years later, this statement remains true: the lessons of history are increasingly important at a time of political deadlock and growing skepticism of leadership among the American public. An established classic in its field, Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency underscores the importance of looking back to set an intelligent course for the future and promotes a better understanding of the U.S. presidency. This updated and revised second edition offers rare insights on presidential leadership since 2001 and adds considerable new information related to inter-term transitions. The case studies in this single-volume work cover an unparalleled scope of "modern presidential history" and related topics, beginning with the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and continuing to the presidency of Barack Obama. Examples of the events and subject matter of the case studies include the interstate transport system, the building of the social safety net, the civil rights movement, the space program, environmental protection, education reform, the IT revolution, energy policy, the budget, economic policy, foreign policy, national security, defense policy, and presidential scandals. Each case study highlights a historical lesson and is authored by a different political scientist, historian, or subject matter expert, offering readers a multidisciplinary examination of the presidency.

• Provides a breadth of perspectives on the many facets of the president's role and powers from leading political scientists, historians, and subject-matter experts

• Offers case studies that provide readers with an unparalleled scope of presidential history and topics

• Includes a section devoted to an analysis of the first 100 days of each of these presidents

• Promotes transformational leadership in the presidency