The Resource Presidents and the dissolution of the Union : leadership style from Polk to Lincoln, Fred I. Greenstein ; with Dale Anderson

Presidents and the dissolution of the Union : leadership style from Polk to Lincoln, Fred I. Greenstein ; with Dale Anderson

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Presidents and the dissolution of the Union : leadership style from Polk to Lincoln
Title
Presidents and the dissolution of the Union
Title remainder
leadership style from Polk to Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Fred I. Greenstein ; with Dale Anderson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States witnessed an unprecedented failure of its political system in the mid-nineteenth century, resulting in a disastrous civil war that claimed the lives of an estimated 750,000 Americans. In his other acclaimed books about the American presidency, Fred Greenstein assesses the personal strengths and weaknesses of presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Here, he evaluates the leadership styles of the Civil War-era presidents. Using his trademark no-nonsense approach, Greenstein looks at the presidential qualities of James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln. For each president, he provides a concise history of the man's life and presidency, and evaluates him in the areas of public communication, organizational capacity, political skill, policy vision, cognitive style, and emotional intelligence. Greenstein sheds light on why Buchanan is justly ranked as perhaps the worst president in the nation's history, how Pierce helped set the stage for the collapse of the Union and the bloodiest war America had ever experienced, and why Lincoln is still considered the consummate American leader to this day. Presidents and the Dissolution of the Union reveals what enabled some of these presidents, like Lincoln and Polk, to meet the challenges of their times--and what caused others to fail"--
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contains biographical information
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Greenstein, Fred I
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.G8294 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Anderson, Dale
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  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • United States
Label
Presidents and the dissolution of the Union : leadership style from Polk to Lincoln, Fred I. Greenstein ; with Dale Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The presidential difference in the Civil War era -- The policy-driven political style of James K. Polk -- The rough and ready leadership of Zachary Taylor -- Millard Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850 -- Franklin Pierce and the Kansas-Nebraska Act -- The disastrous presidency of James Buchanan -- Abraham Lincoln : consummate leader -- What difference did the president make? -- Background on the Civil War era presidents
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780691151991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022263917
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4199723-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4199723
  • (Sirsi) o820118800
  • (OCoLC)820118800
Label
Presidents and the dissolution of the Union : leadership style from Polk to Lincoln, Fred I. Greenstein ; with Dale Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The presidential difference in the Civil War era -- The policy-driven political style of James K. Polk -- The rough and ready leadership of Zachary Taylor -- Millard Fillmore and the Compromise of 1850 -- Franklin Pierce and the Kansas-Nebraska Act -- The disastrous presidency of James Buchanan -- Abraham Lincoln : consummate leader -- What difference did the president make? -- Background on the Civil War era presidents
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780691151991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012049032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022263917
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4199723-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4199723
  • (Sirsi) o820118800
  • (OCoLC)820118800

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