The Presidents jellemzők

The US President it the most powerful figure on earth, wielding an unprecedented global influence. This brilliant, candid account of the men who have commanded the Oval Office for the last century reveals their personalities, achievements, crises, secrets and legacies.
From the intellectual Theodore Roosevelt to the 'saviour' FDR, from JFK and the myth of Camelot to 'Tricky Dick' Nixon, and from neo-imperialists Reagan an George W. Bush up to the ascendancy of Barack Obama, Stephen Graubard takes us to the heart of the hidden nexus of power at the White House. Examining how war, espionage, money and the media have transformed the office in modern times, he asks: is the presidency now too powerful?