Leadership in the Modern Presidency

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Fred I. Greenstein
Harvard University Press, 1988 - Political Science - 430 pages
Nine eminent political scientists and historians here present their assessments of the leadership styles and organizational talents of presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Ronald Reagan. Their insights and anecdotes provide an unprecedented opportunity to observe the presidency within historical context.

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Despite the limitations of examining the presidency from a single characteristic, leadership remains the most popular model for evaluating presidential performance. In this book, edited by a Princeton ... Read full review


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Fred I. Greenstein is professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University. His books include "The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader"; "How Presidents Test Reality: Decisions on Vietnam, 1954 and 1965"; and "Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union: Leadership Style from Polk to Lincoln.

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