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The hardest job in the world : the American presidency / John Dickerson.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 12 of 14 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

Current holds

1 current hold with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Meyersdale Public Library 352.23 DICKERSON (Text) 30512005373566 MEYM Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984854513
  • ISBN: 1984854518
  • Physical Description: xxxi, 615 pages : illustrations; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Executive in Chief -- Commander in Chief -- Welcome to the NFL -- First Responder -- Consoler-in-Chief -- Acting Presidential -- Action Hero President -- Confidence Man: The Economy -- A Historic Partisan Gap -- A New Era of Partisan Warfare -- On Separation of Powers -- Just Be Like LBJ! -- The End Depends on the Beginning -- Lost in Transition -- Hard at the Start -- How a President Decides -- Impulse Presidency -- The Expectation -- The Impossible Presidency -- Part II: Presidential Campaigns -- Candidate of the People -- No Hiring Manual for the Presidency -- What Got You Here Won't Get You There -- Restraint -- The Church of Perpetual Disappointment -- Amping up the Awful -- Part III: The Way We Live Now -- Winning Above All -- Resolve to be Honest -- Character Counts -- It's My Party -- The Uncertain Never Trumper -- Donald Trump's America.
Summary, etc.:
Imagine you have just been elected president. You're expected to fulfill your campaign promises, but you're also expected to solve the urgent crises of the day. The founders never intended for our system of checks and balances to have one superior Chief Magistrate, with Congress demoted to "the little brother who can't keep up." Dickerson draws on history and contemporary times to show why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Presidents > United States.
Executive power > United States.
Trump, Donald, 1946-
United States > Politics and government > 2017-

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