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The Presidency and the Political System Paperback – October 1, 2009

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ISBN-13: 978-0872899643 ISBN-10: 0872899640 Edition: 9th

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About the Author

Michael Nelson teaches courses on U.S. politics, presidency, and the Constitutional Convention at Rhodes College. In addition, he participates in the college's humanities course: The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion. Before coming to Rhodes in 1991, he taught at Vanderbilt University for thirteen years and was the editor of The Washington Monthly. His most recent books are The Presidency and the Political System, 8th ed. (2006), The Elections of 2004 (2005), The Evolving Presidency, 2nd ed. (2004), The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2002, 4th ed. (with Sidney M. Milkis, 2003), Governing Gambling: Politics and Policy in State, Tribe, and Nation (with John Lyman Mason, 2001), and Celebrating the Humanities: A Half Century of the Search Course at Rhodes College (1996).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: CQ Press; 9th edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0872899640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872899643
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #580,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brett on April 12, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a collection of essays on the presidency. It doesn't look like an interesting book, but many of the pieces are in fact quite interesting. The book covers many different aspects of the presidency, and one can learn a lot merely by reading this book. Although it is definitely an academic book, it is not so dry that it cannot be read by those that are not involved with academics.
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By AMH on May 15, 2013
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I am reading this book because it is required for my master's level class. I have read a lot of dry/boring/dull textbooks but this one is interesting and very easy reading.
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By RAY1345 on December 28, 2013
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Academic but easy read if you don't know a lot about the presidency (US) or if you are making a case and want to know the facts to back it up.
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