The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-1998

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Congressional Quaterly Books, 1999 - Political Science - 474 pages
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Now in a new edition, The American Presidency -- winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for History, Politics and Philosophy -- examines both the constitutional precepts that underlie the presidency and the social, economic, political, and international conditions that continue to shape it.Authors Milkis and Nelson analyze the origins of the presidency and discuss the patterns of presidential conduct that developed during the nineteenth century. They argue that the modern presidency had its origins not just in Franklin D. Roosevelt, as is commonly believed, but also in the earlier administrations of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.This new edition provides updated coverage of the Clinton presidency through the first half of his second term. The authors take account of new research on the presidency to make this outstanding history of the presidency as up to date as possible.

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Sidney M. Milkis is the White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics and Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He has a B.A. from Muhlenberg College and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His books include: The President and the Parties: The Transformation of the American Party System Since the New Deal (1993); Political Parties and Constitutional Government: Remaking American Democracy (1999); Presidential Greatness (2000), co-authored with Marc Landy; and The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2007, 5th edition (2003), co-authored with Michael Nelson. He is co-editor with Jerome Mileur of three volumes on twentieth-century political reform: Progressivism and the New Democracy (1999); The New Deal and the Triumph of Liberalism (2002); and The Great Society and the High Tide of Liberalism (2005). During the 2005-2006 academic year, he served as the president of the American Political Science Association's Politics and History Section.

Michael Nelson is a professor of political science at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

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