The American presidency: origins and development, 1776-1993

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Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated, 1994 - Political Science - 489 pages
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I had to read this book for a dreaded and mandatory government class in college. Usually these classes are boring and work-intensive, but I was so pleasantly surprised when my professor took a more ... Read full review


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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.

Nelson is a professor of Political Science at Rhodes College.

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