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Where They Stand

The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians
Merry, Robert W. (Book - 2012 )
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Where They Stand


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Merry examines how and why presidents succeed and fail by recounting the judgments of historians and comparing them to how the voters saw things.
Authors: Merry, Robert W., 1946-
Title: Where they stand
the American presidents in the eyes of voters and historians
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, c2012.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Characteristics: xxii, 298 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The great white house rating game
I. The historians
The judgment of history
The vagaries of history
II. The people
The making of the presidency
The presidential referendum
The judgment of the electorate
The stain of failure
III. The test of greatness
War and peace
Split-decision presidents
Leaders of destiny
IV. Reputations in flux
Republican resurgence
The post-Cold War presidents
Conclusion: Clear and present danger.
Summary: Merry examines how and why presidents succeed and fail by recounting the judgments of historians and comparing them to how the voters saw things.
Local Note: 1 6 15 27 29 53 97 109 118 122 148 149 151 172 193 198 216 222 226 231 244 245 250 264 274
ISBN: 9781451625400
1451625405
9781451625424
1451625421
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