Unmaking The Presidency by Susan Hennessey

Genre : Political Science
Editor : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN-13 : 9780374718411
Hardcover : 432 Pages


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The definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office. Unmaking the Presidency tells the story of the confrontation between a person and the institution he almost wholly embodies. From the moment of his inauguration, Trump has challenged our deepest expectations of the presidency. But what are those expectations, where did they come from, and how great is the damage? As editors of the “invaluable” (The New York Times) Lawfare website, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes have attracted a large audience to their hard-hitting and highly informed commentary on the controversies surrounding the Trump administration. In this book, they situate Trump-era scandals and outrages in the deeper context of the presidency itself. How should we understand the oath of office when it is taken by a man who may not know what it means to preserve, protect, and defend something other than himself? What aspects of Trump are radically different from past presidents and what aspects have historical antecedents? When has he simply built on his predecessors’ misdeeds, and when has he invented categories of misrule entirely his own? By setting Trump in the light of history, Hennessey and Wittes provide a crucial and durable account of a presidency like no other.

Unmaking The Presidency by Susan Hennessey

Genre : Political Science
Editor : Picador
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN-13 : 1250785677
Hardcover : 432 Pages


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"This is a book for everyone who has developed an unexpected nostalgia for political 'norms' during the Trump years . . . Other books on the Trump White House expertly detail the mayhem inside; this book builds on those works to detail its consequences." —Carlos Lozada (one of twelve books to read "to understand what's going on") "Perhaps the most penetrating book to have been written about Trump in office." —Lawrence Douglas, The Times Literary Supplement The definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office. Unmaking the Presidency tells the story of the confrontation between a person and the institution he almost wholly embodies. From the moment of his inauguration, Trump has challenged our deepest expectations of the presidency. But what are those expectations, where did they come from, and how great is the damage? As editors of the “invaluable” (The New York Times) Lawfare website, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes have attracted a large audience to their hard-hitting and highly informed commentary on the controversies surrounding the Trump administration. In this book, they situate Trump-era scandals and outrages in the deeper context of the presidency itself. How should we understand the oath of office when it is taken by a man who may not know what it means to preserve, protect, and defend something other than himself? What aspects of Trump are radically different from past presidents and what aspects have historical antecedents? When has he simply built on his predecessors’ misdeeds, and when has he invented categories of misrule entirely his own? By setting Trump in the light of history, Hennessey and Wittes provide a crucial and durable account of a presidency like no other.

Unmaking The Presidency by Susan Hennessey

Genre : Political Science
Editor : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN-13 : 0374175365
Hardcover : 432 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

The definitive account of how Donald Trump has wielded the powers of the American presidency The extraordinary authority of the U.S. presidency has no parallel in the democratic world. Today that authority resides in the hands of one man, Donald J. Trump. But rarely if ever has the nature of a president clashed more profoundly with the nature of the office. Unmaking the Presidency tells the story of the confrontation between a person and the institution he almost wholly embodies. From the moment of his inauguration, Trump has challenged our deepest expectations of the presidency. But what are those expectations, where did they come from, and how great is the damage? As editors of the “invaluable” (The New York Times) Lawfare website, Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes have attracted a large audience to their hard-hitting and highly informed commentary on the controversies surrounding the Trump administration. In this book, they situate Trump-era scandals and outrages in the deeper context of the presidency itself. How should we understand the oath of office when it is taken by a man who may not know what it means to preserve, protect, and defend something other than himself? What aspects of Trump are radically different from past presidents and what aspects have historical antecedents? When has he simply built on his predecessors’ misdeeds, and when has he invented categories of misrule entirely his own? By setting Trump in the light of history, Hennessey and Wittes provide a crucial and durable account of a presidency like no other.

Hail To The Chief by Robert Dallek

Genre : History
Editor : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2001
ISBN-13 : 0195145828
Hardcover : 232 Pages


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Dallek offers an engaging and instructive analysis of the presidency, the personalities, and the strategies that led to their triumphs and defeats.

Why Not Me by Al Franken

Genre : Humor
Editor : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-09-02
ISBN-13 : 9780141944319
Hardcover : 320 Pages


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The dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, the first Jewish president of the United States. From the first days of the Franken campaign as the candidate pledges 'to walk the state of New Hampshire, diagonally and then from side to side' as Al, aided by his covering sex addict and alcoholic deputy campaign manager, stuns the pundits by defeating Al Gore for the democratic nomination, then is swept into office carrying all fifty states. But from that moment of triumph it's downhill all the way...

Where Power Stops by David Runciman

Genre : Political Science
Editor : Profile Books
Release : 2019-08-22
ISBN-13 : 9781782835998
Hardcover : Pages


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Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that the power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?

Genre : Political Science
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN-13 : 9781501180408
Hardcover : 240 Pages


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The first comprehensive account that proves that James Comey threw the 2016 election to Donald Trump. “Compelling criticism…lapsed Trump supporters might well open their minds to this attorney’s scholarly, entirely convincing proof of the damage done” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). During the week of October 24, 2016, Hillary Clinton was decisively ahead of Donald Trump in most polls. Then FBI Director James Comey sent his infamous letter to Congress on October 28, saying the bureau was investigating additional emails, potentially relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. In The Unmaking of the President 2016, attorney Lanny J. Davis shows how Comey’s misguided announcement—just eleven days before the election—swung a significant number of voters away from Clinton, winning Trump an Electoral College victory—and the presidency. Drawing on sources in the intelligence community and Justice Department, Davis challenges Comey's legal rationale for opening a criminal investigation of Clinton's email practices, questions whether Comey received sufficient Justice Department oversight, and cites the odd clairvoyance of Trump ally Rudolph Giuliani, who publicly predicted an "October surprise." Davis proves state by state, using authoritative polling data, how voter support for Clinton dropped after the Comey letter was made public, especially in key battleground states. Despite so many other issues in the election—Trump’s behavior, the Russian hacking, Clinton's campaign missteps—after the October 28 Comey letter, everything changed. Now Davis proves with raw, indisputable data how Comey’s October letter cost Hillary Clinton the presidency and America turned the course of history in the blink of an eye.

Before The Storm by Rick Perlstein

Genre : History
Editor : Bold Type Books
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN-13 : 9780786744152
Hardcover : 704 Pages


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Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked “peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein's narrative shines a light on a whole world of conservatives and their antagonists, including William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and Bill Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an essential book about the 1960s.

Hillarisms by Julia Gorin

Genre :
Editor : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-11-06
ISBN-13 : 1539771229
Hardcover : 230 Pages


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"This is a funny yenta!" - Jackie Mason, on Gorin. Having narrowly avoided the Hillary apocalypse, we can now reflect on what almost was. This Clinton comedy retrospective is a punch-line-accentuataed book of quotes and excerpts by and about the Clintons. Armed with the public's blessing for their previous shenanigans, the Clintons have been going full-speed ahead ever since, resulting in a year of 'Clinton sport' that required more stamina than anyone could have predicted. Hillary may have lost the election, but the Clintathlon promises to continue clinfinitely. Really, who but a Clinton could face a tossup between prison and presidency? Who else can claim a get-out-of-jail card that's the White House? "What a country!" as comedian Yakov Smirnoff used to say. Excerpts: LIKE ON A PLATTER TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER "So I walked into our local [Marine] recruiting office.... This young man...finally said to me, 'You're too old. You can't see. And you're a woman.' ... I decided maybe I'll look for another way to serve my country." -Hillary Clinton at a Capitol Hill lunch honoring military women, about her stated 1975 attempt to join the military, AP, June 15, 1994 SHE DOES SEEM UNSINKABLE "There's nothing wrong with a witch hunt if you catch a real witch." -Former Senate GOP foreign policy adviser Jim Jatras, TheJIM!gram(c), Oct 23, 2015 ANOTHER CLINTON WHO THINKS IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HARDWARE "Well, the system we used was set up for President Clinton's office...It was on property guarded by the Secret Service." -Hillary Clinton to reporters at the UN, March 9, 2015, vouching for the physical safety of her computer BILL LIKES THAT ONE TOO "By the way, you may have seen that I have recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it - those messages disappear all by themselves." -Hillary Clinton, at the annual Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Aug. 12, 2015 SAID THE SHEIK "I'm with Her" -2016 campaign slogan

Nixonland by Rick Perlstein

Genre : History
Editor : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-07-29
ISBN-13 : 1451606265
Hardcover : 896 Pages


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An exciting e-format containing 27 video clips taken directly from the CBS news archive of a brilliant, best-selling account of the Nixon era by one of America’s most talented young historians. Between 1965 and 1972 America experienced a second civil war. Out of its ashes, the political world we know today was born. Nixonland begins in the blood and fire of the Watts riots-one week after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, and nine months after his historic landslide victory over Barry Goldwater seemed to have heralded a permanent liberal consensus. The next year scores of liberals were thrown out of Congress, America was more divided than ever-and a disgraced politician was on his way to a shocking comeback: Richard Nixon. Six years later, President Nixon, harvesting the bitterness and resentment borne of that blood and fire, was reelected in a landslide even bigger than Johnson's, and the outlines of today's politics of red-and-blue division became already distinct. Cataclysms tell the story of Nixonland: • Angry blacks burning down their neighborhoods, while suburbanites defend home and hearth with shotguns. • The civil war over Vietnam, the assassinations, the riot at the Democratic National Convention. • Richard Nixon acceding to the presidency pledging a new dawn of national unity--and governing more divisively than any before him. • The rise of twin cultures of left- and right-wing vigilantes, Americans literally bombing and cutting each other down in the streets over political differences. •And, finally, Watergate, the fruit of a president who rose by matching his own anxieties and dreads with those of an increasingly frightened electorate--but whose anxieties and dreads produced a criminal conspiracy in the Oval Office.