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Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive / Ray Raphael
Nonfiction Nonfiction | Alfred A. Knopf | 2012 | 1st ed.
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Imprint
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition
1st ed.
Descript
324 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary
Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized.
Contents
Part I. Precedents (for better and mostly worse): little gods on earth: monarchs and their governors; revolution and the retreat from executive authority -- Part II. Conjuring the office: first draft; second guesses; Gouverneur Morris's final push -- Part III. Field tests: selling the plan; the launch; Washington and the challenge to transcendent leadership; system failure: partisan politics and the election of 1800; Jefferson stretches the limits.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-309) and index.
Subject
Alt Title
Mister President
ISBN
9780307595270
0307595277
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