The American President

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Riverhead Books, 1999 - History - 481 pages
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"The first fully illustrated book in thirty years to examine all the U.S. presidents, the Kunhardts' The American President is an overarching look at our nation's highest office. Organized with the help of historian Stephen Skowronek of Yale University, and with an introduction by the venerable presidential scholar Richard E. Neustadt of Harvard University, the book challenges any fixed notion of what the presidency is or has been. With an original approach, personal interviews with our living presidents, exhaustive research into presidential writings, both published and unpublished, and an impressive advisory team of presidential experts, it brings to fresh and vivid life a complex and ever-changing institution and the extraordinary men who have embodied it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This work of end-of-the-century American history offers an interesting perspective on the Presidents that may not be best presented in a general coffee-table book format. The authors, Kunhardt Jr., a ... Read full review

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Good book covering presidents 1 -41 (Washington to Clinton). Read full review

Contents

The Heroic Posture
2
PRESIDENCY James Buchanan 18571861 Avoiding Conflict
97
A MATTER John Quincy Adams 18251829 His Fathers Son
168
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About the author (1999)

Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. is a former managing editor of Life magazine and the author of numerous books. His son Philip B. Kunhardt III, an Episcopal minister, co-authored and produced Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography, among other projects. Son Peter W. Kunhardt is a three-time Emmy Award winning producer of documentaries.

The reader, Richard Neustadt, is the Douglas Dillon Professor of Government emeritus at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, among them: Presidential Power, Alliance Politics, and The Epidemic That Never Was. Neustadt is the sole on-camera commentator for the PBS series The American Presidents.

The voices of the presidents are read by Larry Kenney.

Philip B. Kunhardt III is a writer-producer with Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt is executive producer of Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. is assistant director of development at the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. Along with their father, the late Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip and Peter are coauthors of "Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography," "Looking for Lincoln "will be the companion volume to a four-hour PBS special of the same name to be aired in the winter of 2009. The Kunhardts are based in Chappaqua, New York.

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