"That presidents use the 'bully pulpit' to exert influence in Washington is a truism of American politics. What Edwards finds in this remarkable book is that the truism isn't true, that presidents - even those at the top of their form - persistently fail to move public sentiment in preferred directions." James A. Stimson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Every serious scholar and student of American politics should read this book." Robert Y. Shapiro, Columbia University "Edwards has done it again! A bold, direct, convincing challenge to 30 years of literature." Richard E. Neustadt, author of Presidential Power "Theoretically rich and methodologically rigorous... an instant classic that belongs on every syllabus in courses about the American presidency." Costas Panagopoulos, Public Opinion Quarterly"
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"Every serious scholar and student of American politics should read this book. It will surely be 'must reading' for any course on the American presidency."-Robert Y. Shapiro, Columbia University
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