Where They Stand

Where They Stand

The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians

Large Print - 2012 | Large print ed
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Merry examines how and why presidents succeed and fail by recounting the judgments of historians and comparing them to how the voters saw things.
Contents: Introduction: The great white house rating game
I. The historians
The judgment of history
The vagaries of history
II. The people
The making of the presidency
The presidential referendum
The judgment of the electorate
The stain of failure
III. The test of greatness
War and peace
Split-decision presidents
Leaders of destiny
IV. Reputations in flux
Republican resurgence
The post-Cold War presidents
Conclusion: Clear and present danger
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: Large print ed
Branch Call Number: 923.1 M
Characteristics: 497 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9781410450678
1410450678

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