Thinking About the Presidency: Documents and Essays from the Founding to the Present (Paperback)
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Thinking About the Presidency: Documents and Essays from the Founding to the Present (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 17/03/2005
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Thinking About the Presidency is a concise, highly readable introduction to the American Presidency. As the only presidency reader updated through the September 11 attacks, the Iraq War, and the 2004 race for the Presidency, this new text provides students with the most current information available on the presidency. Bringing together classic essays, primary sources, and contemporary scholarship, this new text encourages students to draw their own conclusions about major issues of constitutional governance while providing them with the foundation for continued thought about the office in the years to come. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742543379
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 226 x 154 x 29 mm


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Thinking About the Presidency is an important and useful work that collects classic and contemporary commentaries and essential historical documents on the Presidency. Excellent for classroom use, Gregg has done his colleagues and students across the nation a real service by bringing under one cover, so many key pieces dealing with the puzzle that is the American Presidency. -- Michael Genovese, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
This is a comprehensive and aptly chosen collection of materials. It will prove indispensable for teaching the American Presidency. -- Marc Landy, Boston College
Gary Gregg has compiled a wonderful collection of primary documents and important scholarly essays that serves to walk the student through most of the important issues surrounding the American presidency. The collection of these various works in one volume allows for maximum convenience for the classroom. Gregg's introductions to the readings are substantive and lucid, and help place the selections in a larger historical, constitutional, and scholarly context. His other study helps ably present various data in highly readable formats. This volume should help elevate the classroom discourse to a level higher than that accomplished by the average textbook. Indeed, I can see this volume becoming a standard in undergraduate courses on the presidency. -- David Crockett, Trinity University
Combining breadth and depth of historical understanding in a superbly readable format, Gary Gregg's Thinking About the Presidency stands out as the best reader on the presidency. Classes assigned to read this book will come alive with vibrant, in-depth discussions. -- Charles W. Dunn, author of The Scarlet Thread of Scandal: Morality and the American Presidency
Thinking about the Presidency fulfills a critical need for professors and students of the presidency. By blending the advantages of a solid textbook with those of an engaging reader, Gary L. Gregg II pioneers a 'third way' of examining the presidency: The combination of his own exceptional insight into the presidency with a rich selection of classic essays and original sources. Gregg's new, but long overdue, book stands out as a worthy competitor to the leading reader. * University Bookman *
Gregg's Thinking About the Presidency is an essential book for courses on the American presidency. The book is timely, comprehensive, and stimulating. Virtually every important topic is covered, and the historical breadth is amazing. The deft blend of historical documents with contemporary readings covers more ground than any single book on the presidency. With essays by such notables as Mark Rozell, Bradley Patterson, Fred Greenstein, Louis Fisher, and Stephen Skowronek, the book will hold the attention of undergraduate and graduate students alike, and will generate considerable interest in the key issues-both past and present, that surround our study of the presidency. Substantive introductions, skillfully crafted study questions, and other innovations in format and presentation make this a very user-friendly book, unlike anything else available. -- Phillip Henderson, editor of The Presidency Then and Now

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