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The Progression of the American Presidency: Individuals, Empire, and Change (Paperback)
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The Progression of the American Presidency: Individuals, Empire, and Change (Paperback)

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Paperback 255 Pages / Published: 06/02/2013
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The contemporary presidency, and the nation it governs, is more dependent on the individual in office than ever before. The Progression of the American Presidency examines in detail the institution of the American presidency from the selection process, to the president's individual responsibilities, to his interactions with other actors in the political arena. Twombly argues that regardless of how well suited a particular individual may be for a specific time in office, he or she will leave an indelible imprint on the office for those who follow. Each successful president changed the institution in which he served by expanding its scope and power and raising the bar of public (and historical) expectations. Both scholarly and conversational, The Progression of the American Presidency is essential reading for anyone interested in the evolving state of the Oval Office.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137300539
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Jim Twombly has written a comprehensive text on the presidency that can assist any professor seeking a book that undergraduates will find accessible and informative. Twombly presents the presidency through the development of the institution and the contribution of the individuals who have occupied the office. Extensive details on the foundation of the office, elections, and governance are complemented with a unique focus on the role of the capacity and character of the person who holds the office. Twombly's extensive use of historical examples assists the review of political science research in each of the major topics covered. Through these examples, he offers an undergraduate reader a window into the men who made the office and the decisions (good and bad) they make that affect us all." - Barbara Headrick, Professor of Political Science, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, USA

"Twombly's book offers a cogent, well-written overview of the American presidency that is highly suitable for undergraduate/graduate courses or for anyone seeking a readable, comprehensive review of the executive office. In clear and direct prose, Twombly surveys the evolution of the executive branch, uniting specific historical and contemporary illustrations with the broader, relevant political science research. The book provides a solid, comprehensive overview of the presidency with a specific focus on the evolution of the office, and the transformation of the modern American president." - Lisa Parshall, Associate Professor of Political Science, Daemen College, USA

"From topics ranging from presidential selection to the public presidency, Twombly's Progression of the American Presidency engages its readers and challenges them to think critically about the topic at hand and how it relates to the modern presidency. Academically sound, informative, and quite enjoyable, this is an impressive work from a topnotch scholar and professor." - Joshua Meddaugh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, USA

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