Rating the Presidents: A Ranking of U.S. Leaders, from the Great and Honorable to the Dishonest and Incompetent

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Kensington Publishing Corporation, 2000 - History - 306 pages
Ranking presidents for their abilities in office has been an American pastime since the beginning of the Republic. Rating the Presidents is the first book to rank them all by influence and importance and to discuss why they received that ranking and how they measured up to the job. In this new edition the scandals of the Clinton presidency are taken into account.

Based on a wide-ranging poll of historians and political scientists, Rating the Presidents reveals what it takes to succeed in America's most demanding job. Readers will be surprised to discover that some presidents we admire today were considered inept, even unethical during their presidency.

Rating the Presidents is the compelling chronicle of the often brilliant and sometimes damaging careers that have shaped America and defined its history.

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Ridings is an attorney with a degree in Political Science

McIver is an award-winning author of 10 books on Florida. He is currently editor of South Florida History Magazine and president of the Florida chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

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