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Author Barber, James David.

Title The presidential character : predicting performance in the White House / James David Barber ; [foreword by George C. Edwards III].

Imprint New York : Pearson Longman, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  329.00973 B233p 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 4th ed.
Description xvii, 522 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Longman classics in political science
Longman classics in political science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Presidential Character and How to Foresee It -- Three Tragic Tales -- The Active-Negative Presidents -- The Origins of Presidential Compulsion -- Richard Nixon: Construction and Destruction -- The Passive-Negative Presidents -- The Passive-Positive Presidents -- Reagan's Rise and Rule -- Franklin D. Roosevelt and Active-Positive Affection -- Harry S Truman and Active-Positive Combat -- John F. Kennedy and Active-Positive Commitment -- The Crucial Ford Transition -- Beyond Character -- Jimmy Carter: Predicted and Reviewed -- George Bush: The World View Dilemma -- Adding It Up.
Summary "What should we look for in a president? This timeless question begs reconsideration in light of today's crucial presidential election season. To that end, The Presidential Character, James David Barber's examination of who has the potential to occupy the highest office in the land - and why - is being reissued as the newest addition to the Longman Classics in Political Science series. Arguing that patterns in a person's character, world view, and political style can help us anticipate their performance as president, this classic text offers explanations and predictions of the performance of past presidents and presidential candidates."--Jacket.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Psychology.
Prediction (Psychology)
Prediction (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01075025
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
Presidents -- Psychology. (OCoLC)fst01075795
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term Prediction (Psychology)
Presidents United States Case studies
Presidents United States Psychology
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
ISBN 9780205652594

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