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The Ferocious Engine of Democracy : A History of the American Presidency - Michael P. Riccards

The Ferocious Engine of Democracy

A History of the American Presidency

Hardcover Published: 20th June 1995
ISBN: 9781568330419
Number Of Pages: 368

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In the first major, in-depth study since World War II, Michael P. Riccards provides a narrative history of the U.S. presidency that is also an invaluable reference. Volume One covers the presidency from its creation to its major crisis in the Civil War and the transitional presidency of McKinley. Volume Two Continues the history up to the presidency of George Bush. In Volume Two, he provides coverage of each administration and extended treatment of the more important presidents. Though there is some biographical material about each chief executive, the focus is on issues, policies, legislative achievements and foreign policy decisions for each administration.

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Thisisaremarkable work that captures the changes in the office wrenched by its occupants. Riccards organizes his history into five models and illustrates each with anarrative that is both judicious in regard to the evaluation of individual presidents and penetrating in terms of discerning significant trends both in the office and in American society. It is a very safe bet that The Ferocious Engine of Democracy will become the definitive history of the American presidency.--Philip Abbott, Wayne State University

ISBN: 9781568330419
ISBN-10: 1568330413
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 20th June 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.77

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