The American presidency : an intellectual history (Book, 1994) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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The American presidency : an intellectual history

Author: Forrest McDonald
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A trenchant and provocative essay on ambiguities and dilemmas of the American presidency"--Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in the Times Literary Supplement. "Full of perceptive observations and free of cant and cliche. McDonald lucidly discusses many of the issues and controversies surrounding the executive office"--New York Times Book Review.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McDonald, Forrest.
American presidency.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1994
(OCoLC)622106941
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Forrest McDonald
ISBN: 0700606521 9780700606528 0700607498 9780700607495
OCLC Number: 28721282
Description: viii, 516 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Roots. The great legal commentators ; Political philosophers ; The lessons of history ; The colonial experience ; The revolutionary experience, 1776-1787 --
Establishment. The Convention ; Ratification ; The Washington administration ; The Jeffersonians --
Evolution. The President and the law ; President and administration ; President and Congress : Legislation ; President and Congress : Foreign affairs ; Images and elections, myths and symbols ; Afterthoughts.
Responsibility: Forrest McDonald.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_220951

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