Applying the lessons of presidential history, this anthology of case studieswritten by leading political scientists, historians, and subject matter expertsdelves into the many facets of the presidency and promotes a greater understanding of the presidency for policymakers, academics, students, and general readers alike.
• Provides a breadth of perspectives on the many facets of the president's role and powers from leading political scientists, historians, and subject-matter experts
• Offers case studies that provide readers with an unparalleled scope of presidential history and topics
• Includes a section devoted to an analysis of the first 100 days of each of these presidents
• Promotes transformational leadership in the presidency
About the Author
Maxmillian Angerholzer III serves as president and CEO of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC). He is also a senior adviser and the corporate secretary of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation in Washington, DC.
James Kitfield has written on defense, national security, and foreign policy issues for more than two decades. Currently a contributing editor at National Journal, he is a three-time winner of the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense and a five-time winner of the Military Reporters and Editors Association and Medill School of Journalism's top prize for excellence in reporting.
Norman Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal and The Atlantic. Named as one of 2012's Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, Ornstein led a working group that helped shape the campaign finance reform law known as McCain-Feingold.
Stephen Skowronek, PhD, is Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and has held the chair in American civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
What People are Saying About This
"Robert Penn Warren once observed that 'history cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.' This insightful CSPC anthology is testament to thatusing engaging case studies from presidencies past to inform and inspire the policymakers of tomorrow."
"When facing crisis, our leaders can often forget the valuable lessons of history and the solutions they suggest. Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency is an important resource for both policymakers and citizens to better understand the highest office in the land, the men who have occupied it, and the presidency's role in Washington, at home, and abroad."
"Churchill once said that he who can see farther back can see farther ahead. And so it is with the modern presidency. The new president who takes office in January 2017along with an accompanying teamwill face a multitude of tough challenges. They will all see farther ahead by reading this valuable new book, Triumphs and Tragedies of the Modern Presidency. Once again, the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress deserves a hearty salute."