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A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young republic, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today is the result of the careful grooming of his public persona to include the themes of character, self-sacrifice, and destiny.

As Washington sought to interpret the Constitutions assignment of powers to the executive branch and to establish precedent for future leaders, he relied on his key advisers and looked to form consensus as the guiding principle of government. His is a legacy of a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch, and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn also trace the arc of Washingtons increasing dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that, ironically, grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, Burns and Dunn give us a rich portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology.

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Praise for The Three Roosevelts: "A remarkable example of narrative and biographical history at its best ... [explores] how three extraordinary people helped shape their country."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Synopsis:

Leading scholars define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Washingtons legacy is a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. Along with highlighting these accomplishments, the authors also trace Washington's later dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, James McGregor Burns and Susan Dunn give us a rich and surprising portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-167) and index.

About the Author

James MacGregor Burns is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Williams College. He is the author of numerous books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom. Susan Dunn is a professor of literature at Williams College and author of many books, including The Three Roosevelts (with Burns). Burns and Dunn live in Williamstown, Massachusettes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805069365
Editor:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Publisher:
Times Books
Editor:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Author:
Dunn, Susan
Author:
Rohan, Richard
Author:
Burns, James MacGregor
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
United Stat
Subject:
es/Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Times
Series:
American Presidents Series
Series Volume:
bk. 2
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 CDs, 4 hours
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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Product details 208 pages Times Books - English 9780805069365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Praise for The Three Roosevelts: "A remarkable example of narrative and biographical history at its best ... [explores] how three extraordinary people helped shape their country."--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Synopsis" by ,
Leading scholars define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president

Washingtons legacy is a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. Along with highlighting these accomplishments, the authors also trace Washington's later dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, James McGregor Burns and Susan Dunn give us a rich and surprising portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-167) and index.
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