This work brings together the scholarship of leading historians and political scientists to present in-depth examination of the foreign policy of each president of the United States. This thorough presentation covers all aspects of international relations; although the work is not primarily interpretive, it does not shy from pointing out both notable successes and failures. The book's 43 essays present quick access to the whole of the history of American foreign policy.
Carl Hodge, PhD, is associate professor of political science and director of international relations at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia.
Cathal Nolan, PhD, is associate professor of history at Boston University, Boston, MA, where he also serves as executive director of the International History Institute.
This exploration of Johnson’s highly personalized White House operations provides far-reaching implications for the nature of effective presidential management. The comprehensive analysis of the range of work done under Johnson and the unique nature of White House assistance leads the authors to a strong and vigorous assertion for a positive role for the White House staff that clashes sharply with the thrust of many recommendations for reorganizing the presidency. Redford and McCulley convincingly demonstrate that management of the White House staff and other parts of the president’s advisory system will remain crucial for successful presidential performance.
The book is the fifth volume in a series designed to provide a comprehensive administrative history of the Johnson presidency. The book will be of interest to the informed general reader, presidential scholars, political scientists, U.S. historians, and students of public management and will be an important addition to academic library collections.
Readers will find:
- biographies of every president and many others important to the office
Explanations of broader concepts and powers relating to the presidency
- discussions of relations with Congress, the Supreme Court, the bureaucracy, political parties, the media, interest groups and the public.
The Presidency A to Z includes all the features that made earlier editions so popular: charts, tables, lists, photographs, cartoons, indexes, a bibliography and cross-references.
* 44 chapters, one for each chief executive of the United States, covering their lives before, during, and when relevant, after their time in office
* 35 contributors, each an accomplished scholar on the president whose life they portray
* Primary documents section in every chapter, including State of the Union addresses, proclamations, famous memos, legislation, and more
* A chronology of key events for each president
* Bibliographies for each chapter, plus a cumulative bibliography at the end