Effective Presidency: Lessons on Leadership from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama (Paperback)Erwin C. Hargrove (author)
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The second edition of this classic work adds a new chapter on Barack Obama and updates coverage of the end of the George W. Bush administration. Presidential scholar Erwin C. Hargrove extends his analytical framework of presidential effectiveness to show how Obama combines eventful leadership with pragmatism to move the nation forward in an intensely polarized partisan environment.
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 311
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
-Stuart E. Eizenstat
Stuart E. Eizenstat was chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981), and held a number of senior positions in the Clinton Administration, from US Ambassador to the European Union to Under Secretary of State to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury (1993-2001). He also served on the White House staff of President Lyndon B. Johnson (1967-1968).
"In this tightly written, jam-packed volume, a distinguished presidential scholar skillfully analyzes how and whether Kennedy through Bush 43 served effectively. Never shy about making judgments, Erwin C. Hargrove provides a stimulating, provocative, and comparative interpretation of the contributions of these nine presidents to a `healthy constitutional balance.'"
-Charles O. Jones, Hawkins Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Utilizing his considerable skills as both a storyteller and a political scientist, Erwin Hargrove reminds us that presidents who see themselves as heroes can be dangerous as well as heroic. Those who cope well with situations over which they have limited control do the day-to-day work a nation needs from a leader. This slim, conceptually rich book will be required reading for students of the presidency--and, one hopes, for would-be presidents."
-Alonzo L. Hamby, Distinguished Professor of History, Ohio University