The American Presidency: An Intellectual History

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University Press of Kansas, 1994 - History - 516 pages
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"A trenchant and provocative essay on ambiguities and dilemmas of the American presidency". -- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in the Times Literary Supplement. "Full of perceptive observations and free of cant and cliche. McDonald lucidly discusses many of the issues and controversies surrounding the executive office". -- New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - David Simonetti - Goodreads

This is a great book. If you are interested in learning more about the evolution of the Presidency, this is well done and easy to read. Read full review

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Great book on the history of the presidency by the inimitable Professor McDonald. The book begins with how the framers were influenced by English law and the history of the executive (ie king and ... Read full review


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Forrest McDonald is Distinguished University Research Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He is the author of many books on American history including A Constitutional History of the United States, E Pluribus Unum, and Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution.

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