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The Resource The American president : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, William E. Leuchtenburg

The American president : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, William E. Leuchtenburg

Label
The American president : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton
Title
The American president
Title remainder
from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton
Statement of responsibility
William E. Leuchtenburg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit. Leuchtenburg offers a nuanced assessment of their conduct in office, preoccupations, and temperament. His book presents countless moments of high drama: FDR hurling defiance at the "economic royalists" who exploited the poor; ratcheting tension for JFK as Soviet vessels approach an American naval blockade; a grievously wounded Reagan joking with nurses while fighting for his life. This book charts the enormous growth of presidential power from its lowly state in the late nineteenth century to the imperial presidency of the twentieth. That striking change was manifested both at home in periods of progressive reform and abroad, notably in two world wars, Vietnam, and the war on terror. Leuchtenburg sheds light on presidents battling with contradictory forces. Caught between maintaining their reputation and executing their goals, many practiced deceits that shape their image today. But he also reveals how the country's leaders pulled off magnificent achievements worthy of the nation's pride." -- Publisher's description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The American president : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, William E. Leuchtenburg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 815-833) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft -- Woodrow Wilson -- Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Harry Truman -- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- John F. Kennedy -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Richard Nixon -- Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter -- Ronald Reagan -- George H. W. Bush -- Bill Clinton
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 886 pages
Isbn
9780195176162
Lccn
2015014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907657704
  • (OCoLC)907657704
Label
The American president : from Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, William E. Leuchtenburg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 815-833) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft -- Woodrow Wilson -- Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- Harry Truman -- Dwight D. Eisenhower -- John F. Kennedy -- Lyndon B. Johnson -- Richard Nixon -- Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter -- Ronald Reagan -- George H. W. Bush -- Bill Clinton
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 886 pages
Isbn
9780195176162
Lccn
2015014413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn907657704
  • (OCoLC)907657704

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