The author has done an excellent job of conveying the fact that there was a real debate over the presidency specifically and the Constitution in general in which reasonable arguments could be found on both sides. Few texts accomplish this feat. (Andrew Busch, University of Denver)
Absolutely first rate—Richard Ellis is a superb writer and a thorough and original scholar. Founding the American Presidency
is well conceived and well executed, perfect for any course on the presidency. (Michael Nelson, Rhodes College)
About the Author
Richard J. Ellis is the Mark O. Hatfield Chair in Politics at Willamette University.