by Tom Cronin, CC political science professor and Michael Genovese
This is an expanded update of the highly regarded “The State of the Presidency” (1980). The presidency is loaded with paradoxes that make the job arduous under the best of circumstances. The public wants a strong president but is suspicious of power; it yearns for a leader who is heroic yet has the common touch; and it demands bold visions but at low social and economic costs.
ISBN-13: 978-0195385281. Published by Oxford University Press; 2009.