Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 August 2007

192 Pages | 10 halftones, 1 line illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780195307016

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The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

Charles O. Jones

Very Short Introductions

  • Highlights how the expansion of executive powers amid the war on terrorism has brought the presidency to the center of heated public debate
  • Provides invaluable background to the current controversy, in a compact, reliable guide to the office of the chief executive
  • Explores the rise of federal power and the dramatic expansion of federal agencies and showing how the president takes a direct hand in this vast bureaucracy
  • Examines the political process of selecting presidents, from the days of deadlocked conventions to the rise of the primary after World War II