Incorporating U.S. presidents from Taft to Bush, this volume uses research-based political psychology, history, and biography to provide a means of determining the performance of candidates as president.
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The Presidential Character: Predicting Performance in the White House, Fourth Edition
James David Barber
LONGMAN CLASSICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
In revising classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The Longman Classics in Political Science series honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a new foreword, written by one of today’s top scholars, offering a fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions.
What should we look for in a president?
This timeless question begs reconsideration in light of today’s crucial presidential election season. To that end, The Presidential Character, James David Barber’s well-known, provocative examination of who has the potential to be voted into the highest office in the land–and why–is being reissued as the newest addition to the Longman Classics in Political Science series.
Arguing that patterns in a person’s character, world view, and political style can allow us to anticipate his or her performance as president, this classic text offers explanations and predictions of the performance of past presidents and presidential candidates.
Visit us at www.pearsonhighered.comAbout the Author:
James David Barber was a Duke University political scientist and provocateur best known for exploring the psychology of Oval Office aspirants and occupants. He spent years as a consultant to "NBC Nightly News" and as a board member of the Poynter Institute, a center for the study of journalism and media ethics in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110136974589
Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 136974589
Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0136974589