Presidential command : power, leadership, and the making of foreign policy from Richard Nixon to Geroge W. Bush /

A Washington insider reveals how modern presidents have succeeded--and failed--in making foreign policy. In the wake of recent American experiences abroad, and with a new administration taking office, here is an in-depth look at what actually happens in the Oval Office, from a respected expert who h...

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Author / Creator: Rodman, Peter W.
Format: Book
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST)
Online Access:Contributor biographical information
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Author's Note
  • 1. Bureaucracy, Democracy, and Legitimacy
  • 2. The Modern Setting
  • 3. Richard Nixon
  • 4. Gerald Ford
  • 5. Jimmy Carter
  • 6. Ronald Reagan
  • 7. George H. W. Bush
  • 8. Bill Clinton
  • 9. George W. Bush
  • 10. Lessons Learned
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index