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Title Perspectives on presidential leadership : an international view of the White House / edited by Michael Patrick Cullinane and Clare Frances Elliott
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2014
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 Modern History Library  973.099 P467    AVAILABLE    30550100556784
 RCHSS Library  E176.1 P4745 2014    AVAILABLE    30560400488216
Descript xix, 234 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge research in American politics and governance ; 15
Routledge research in American politics and governance ; 15
Note "In 2011 Barack Obama invited ten distinguished biographers to the White House to ask them one question: which past American president should I emulate? This was not the first time Obama asked scholars this, but the answer he received would differ as presidential legacies waxed and waned. In 2008 Obama chose Lincoln; in 2009, Reagan; and in 2010, Theodore Roosevelt. Perspectives on Presidential Leadership is an examination of presidential legacy, and in particular an analysis of the first ever UK ranking of American presidents which took place in 2011. In thirteen chapters, thirteen individual presidential administrations are assessed. Some presidents have been considered a success, others a failure; both types are featured in these thirteen case studies in a measured attempt to understand how the perception of presidential leadership evolves, shifts, and contorts across three centuries of American politics. The case studies also derive from the expertise of the collected British, Irish and Canadian authors, all of whom are leading scholars in their fields, and many of which took part in the 2011 survey. At a time when understanding presidential legacy is in high demand, this book offers a unique international perspective. Through extended commentary and inter-disciplinary study of the UK perspective it provides groundbreaking research"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Presidents -- Rating of -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- History -- Case studies
Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies
United States -- Politics and government -- Case studies
United States -- Politics and government -- Public opinion
United States -- Foreign public opinion
Alt Author Cullinane, Michael Patrick, 1979- editor of compilation
Elliott, Clare Frances, editor of compilation
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