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The Resource Command of office : how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Stephen Graubard

Command of office : how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Stephen Graubard

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Command of office : how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush
Title
Command of office
Title remainder
how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Graubard
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Command of office reveals the remarkable - and dangerous - concentration of power in the American presidency over the course of the twentieth century, told through incisive analyses of the eighteen men who have held the office and the events that shaped their presidencies. Stephen Graubard argues that the modern presidency began after McKinley's assassination with the succession of Theodore Roosevelt - a new kind of president for the new century. His vigorous presidency foretold the expansion of wartime authority under Woodrow Wilson; the growth of federal government under Franklin D. Roosevelt; and the national security issues that dominated American foreign policy during the Cold War." "Drawing upon his intimate knowledge of every president since FDR, Graubard reveals the dangerous transformation of the executive branch in the last hundred years. He tracks the steady expansion of secrecy as a tool of presidential authority, one that inevitably diminished the power of the other two branches of government."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
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Graubard, Stephen Richards
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political leadership
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Command of office : how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Stephen Graubard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The dauphin
  • 6.
  • The democratic interloper
  • 7.
  • Back to normalcy
  • 8.
  • The great enigma
  • 9.
  • The engineer
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The savior
  • 11.
  • The creator
  • 12.
  • The general
  • 13.
  • The boy wonder
  • 14.
  • The Texan
  • Of a republic transformed by kings, courtiers, and warriors
  • 15.
  • The villain?
  • 16.
  • The innocent
  • 17.
  • The New Georgia
  • 18.
  • The actor
  • 19.
  • The Connecticut Yankee in disguise
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The rake's progress
  • 21.
  • Reagan's boy
  • App.
  • Bryce's and Tocqueville's America : a prefiguring of twentieth-century America?
  • Accidental presidents and vice presidential heirs apparent
  • 3.
  • Let the people speak : no more smoke-filled rooms
  • 4.
  • To be a king
Control code
8394824
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 722 p.
Isbn
9780465027576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004007706
  • (BNAtoc) 2004007706
Label
Command of office : how war, secrecy, and deception transformed the presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush, Stephen Graubard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The dauphin
  • 6.
  • The democratic interloper
  • 7.
  • Back to normalcy
  • 8.
  • The great enigma
  • 9.
  • The engineer
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The savior
  • 11.
  • The creator
  • 12.
  • The general
  • 13.
  • The boy wonder
  • 14.
  • The Texan
  • Of a republic transformed by kings, courtiers, and warriors
  • 15.
  • The villain?
  • 16.
  • The innocent
  • 17.
  • The New Georgia
  • 18.
  • The actor
  • 19.
  • The Connecticut Yankee in disguise
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The rake's progress
  • 21.
  • Reagan's boy
  • App.
  • Bryce's and Tocqueville's America : a prefiguring of twentieth-century America?
  • Accidental presidents and vice presidential heirs apparent
  • 3.
  • Let the people speak : no more smoke-filled rooms
  • 4.
  • To be a king
Control code
8394824
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 722 p.
Isbn
9780465027576
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004007706
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (DLC) 2004007706
  • (BNAtoc) 2004007706

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