Presidents: The Transformation of the American Presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush by Stephen R. Graubard available soon at the brilliant BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Allen Lane, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: In this magisterial examination of the Presidency over the course of the 20th Century, the author explores the history of the worlds greatest elective office and the role each incumbent has played in changing the scope of its powers. Using individual presidential portraits of each of the presidents of the past century Graubard asks, and answers, a wide variety of crucial questions about each President.
What intellectual, social and political assets did they bring to the White House, and how quickly did they deplete or mortgage that capital? How well did they cope with crises, foreign and domestic? How much attention did they pay to their election pledges after they were elected? How did they use the media, old and new? Above all, how did they conduct themselves in office and what legacy did they leave to their successors? Graubard provides original analysis in each case, and reaches many surprising conclusions.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is gently pulled at the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XV] 928 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.