Destiny's Consul (Hardcover)

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What makes a great president? Certainly leadership, accomplishments, crisis management, political skill, character, and integrity are part of the equation, but the great presidents have something more. They not only govern well, but are part of something lasting; their presidencies influence the thoughts and beliefs of generations. These powerful men are not flawless leaders, they have made mistakes and miscalculations, but in the end their decisions have changed the nation and often the world. In Destiny's Consul: America's Greatest Presidents, presidential scholar Michael P. Riccards provides a concise introduction to the lives, presidencies, and personal qualities of ten great individuals whom Riccards argues are our greatest presidents. Organized chronologically, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and Ronald Reagan are shown to truly be great. It will be of interest to anyone interested in the presidency of American history.

About the Author

Michael P. Riccards is the Executive Director, the Hall Institute of Public Policy, Trenton, New Jersey. He has been a Board Member, Center for the Study of the Presidency and Chairman, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission in New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books including: The Presidency and the Middle Kingdom, Ferocious Engine of Democracy: The American Presidency 1789-1989, and A Republic If You Can Keep It: The Foundation of the American Presidency.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442216242
ISBN-10: 1442216247
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Pages: 385
Language: English