Presidency A to Z

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CQ Press, Jun 15, 2012 - Political Science - 715 pages
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From the Back Cover: An invaluable and authoritative reference for understanding the highest office in the land. The Presidency A to Z is an authoritative and engaging volume that provides readers with the information they need to understand the executive branch, the men who have held the office of president, and the people and organizations that support them. This fifth edition includes new biographies of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, John McCain, and Joseph Biden; revised coverage of presidential relations with Congress, the Supreme Court, the bureaucracy, political parties, the media, interest groups, and the public; updated entries on the Iraq War, the war in Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay; and expanded content on the budget process and campaign finance. With a historical and contemporary focus, The Presidency A to Z offers quick information and in-depth background on how the executive branch has responded to the challenges facing the nation. More than 300 comprehensive entries provide: Biographies of each president and other individuals who have played important roles in the executive branch; Explanation of key concepts and powers relating to the presidency; Comprehensive coverage of presidential elections; Analysis of executive branch relations with the legislative and judicial branches; Exploration of the policies of each president and their effects on U S and world history. Appendixes offer valuable reference material on U S presidents and vice presidents, their background, and service dates; a summary of presidential elections; and thorough coverage of major cabinet officials. The Presidency A to Z is part of the five-volume American Government A to Z series published by CQ Press.

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Gerhard Peters is the co-creator, along with John T.Woolley, of The American Presidency Project.Peters is a frequent lecturer on American politics and the presidency at various colleges insouthern California.

John T. Woolley is professor of political science and department chair at the University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara. One of the creators of the American Presidency Project,Woolley haswritten extensively on the president's management of the economy, presidential vetoes, and thestudy of change in the presidency.

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