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Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House…

by James Taranto, Leonard Leo (Editor)

Other authors: John S. Baker, Jr. (Contributor), Fred Barnes (Contributor), Michael Barone (Contributor), Robert L. Bartley (Contributor), William J. Bennett (Foreword)44 more, Max Boot (Contributor), Robert H. Bork (Contributor), H. W. Brands (Contributor), Thomas J. Bray (Contributor), Douglas G. Brinkley (Contributor), Richard Brookhiser (Contributor), Christopher Buckley (Contributor), Steven G. Calabresi (Introduction), Lynne Cheney (Contributor), Cynthia Crossen (Contributor), Robert Dallek (Contributor), Mark Wendell DeLaquil (Contributor), John DiIiulio, Jr. (Contributor), Pete du Pont (Contributor), Terry Eastland (Contributor), Robert H. Ferrell (Contributor), Suzanne Garment (Contributor), Robert P. George (Contributor), Paul A. Gigot (Contributor), John Steele Gordon (Contributor), Victor Davis Hanson (Contributor), Ari Hoogenboom (Contributor), Paul Johnson (Contributor), Jessica King (Contributor), Melanie Kirkpatrick (Contributor), James Lindgren (Contributor), Harvey C. Mansfield (Contributor), John S. McCain (Contributor), Forrest McDonald (Contributor), John C. McGinnis (Contributor), Edwin Meese, III (Contributor), Brendan Miniter (Contributor), Joshua Muravchik (Contributor), Peggy Noonan (Contributor), Theodore B. Olson (Contributor), Allan Peskin (Contributor), Jeremy Rabkin (Contributor), Glenn Harlan Reynolds (Contributor), David B. Rivkin, Jr. (Contributor), Richard Norton Smith (Contributor), Matthew Spalding (Contributor), Kenneth S. Starr (Contributor), Jeffrey K. Tullis (Contributor), Jay Winik (Contributor)

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Where Does Your Favorite President Rank? Based on a completely new nationwide survey prepared exclusively for this edition of Presidential Leadership, two of America's most prominent institutions, The Wall Street Journal and the Federalist Society, explore just what it is that makes a president great and then rank each from best to worst. Now with updated chapters on Bush and "Leadership in the Midst of Controversy," a wide range of eminent scholars, journalists, and political leaders evaluate the competence of our nation's chief executives, including that of George W. Bush's first complete term in office. From John McCain on Teddy Roosevelt to Kenneth Starr on Richard Nixon, editors James Taranto and Leonard Leo have collected a series of lively, provocative, and highly readable essays evaluating the terms of each of the forty-three U.S. presidents. Other contributors include Douglas Brinkley on James Polk, Melanie Kirkpatrick on Millard Fillmore, Jay Winik on Abraham Lincoln, and Lynne Cheney on James Madison. Fascinating and often surprising, the book reveals who was voted the most controversial and who was the most over- and underrated from the nationwide survey of liberal and conservative scholars, balanced to reflect the political makeup of the U.S. population as a whole. Presidential Leadership is a pleasure to read and an authoritative reference for every library.… (more)
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An interesting effort to rank some of America's greatest and worst presidents. There are sufficient arguments for both sides that are presented by the various authors. Nevertheless, it is impossible to rank ANYTING withouut disagreement. ( )
  rsplenda477 | Mar 27, 2013 |
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Barone, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Where Does Your Favorite President Rank? Based on a completely new nationwide survey prepared exclusively for this edition of Presidential Leadership, two of America's most prominent institutions, The Wall Street Journal and the Federalist Society, explore just what it is that makes a president great and then rank each from best to worst. Now with updated chapters on Bush and "Leadership in the Midst of Controversy," a wide range of eminent scholars, journalists, and political leaders evaluate the competence of our nation's chief executives, including that of George W. Bush's first complete term in office. From John McCain on Teddy Roosevelt to Kenneth Starr on Richard Nixon, editors James Taranto and Leonard Leo have collected a series of lively, provocative, and highly readable essays evaluating the terms of each of the forty-three U.S. presidents. Other contributors include Douglas Brinkley on James Polk, Melanie Kirkpatrick on Millard Fillmore, Jay Winik on Abraham Lincoln, and Lynne Cheney on James Madison. Fascinating and often surprising, the book reveals who was voted the most controversial and who was the most over- and underrated from the nationwide survey of liberal and conservative scholars, balanced to reflect the political makeup of the U.S. population as a whole. Presidential Leadership is a pleasure to read and an authoritative reference for every library.

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