unmaking the presidency

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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Susan Hennessey
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-01-21
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780374718411

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"Unmaking the Presidency, devastating in its understatedness, may prove to be the most important book about the Trump presidency." —Tabatha Southey, Maclean's "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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Susan Hennessey
Publisher : Picador
Release : 2021-01-12
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1250785677

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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Susan Hennessey
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2020-01-21
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0374175365

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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.

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Genre : History
Author : Robert Dallek
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2001
File : 232 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0195145828

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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?

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Genre : Political Science
Author : David Runciman
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2019-08-22
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781782835998

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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...

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Genre : Humor
Author : Al Franken
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2004-09-02
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780141944319

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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.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Lanny J. Davis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-02-06
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781501180408

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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.

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Genre : History
Author : Rick Perlstein
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2009-03-17
File : 704 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780786744152

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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

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Genre :
Author : Julia Gorin
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-11-06
File : 230 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1539771229

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jane Mayer
Publisher : Graymalkin Media
Release : 2019-12-10
File : 468 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1631681931

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