Presidents & the Presidency : Essays by Stephen Hess, Paperback / softback Book

Presidents & the Presidency : Essays by Stephen Hess Paperback / softback


This book contains a collection of Stephen Hess's best essays on the presidency.

Written over a fifteen year period, the essays selected are just as relevant today as when they were first published.

Each essay says something useful about the office of the presidency or a specific president. The book includes: ""Presidential Qualities,"" originally published when Richard Nixon was president, addresses the characteristics we should want in a chief executive regardless of whether or not we agree with him. ""Why Great Men Are Not Chosen Presidents: Lord Bryce Revisited"" asks whether changes in the process by which we select presidential candidates would result in different kinds of people seeking office. ""Toward a More Functional Presidency,"" written after Watergate, rethinks the appropriate role of the president and offers a job description.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution
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  • Category: Political leaders & leadership
  • ISBN: 9780815736318

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