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The Resource Greatness in the White House : rating the presidents, Washington through Carter, Robert K. Murray and Tim H. Blessing

Greatness in the White House : rating the presidents, Washington through Carter, Robert K. Murray and Tim H. Blessing

Label
Greatness in the White House : rating the presidents, Washington through Carter
Title
Greatness in the White House
Title remainder
rating the presidents, Washington through Carter
Statement of responsibility
Robert K. Murray and Tim H. Blessing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A narrative account of the survey of almost 1,000 professional historians on what constitutes a successful performance in the presidency, this survey tells us almost as much about the thinking and biases of historians as it does about the nature of the American presidency. Besides comparing past presidential polls and constructing a ranking list of the nation's chief executives, this study examines why historians rate presidents the way they do, and it analyzes those qualities and traits historians look for in a successful president. It also delimits what constitutes a failing performance in the White House and marks the major pitfalls that almost assuredly lead to an adverse historical verdict. In the process, the study demonstrates that there is not always a close correlation between what historians say a president should do and what historians obviously feel when actually ranking the performances of the presidents of the United States. This study should prove enlightening not only to the historical profession but to the general public, political pundits, newscasters, public officials, and all presidential aspirants, and even to past and present occupants of the White House and their staffs."--Publisher's website
  • "A narrative account of the survey of almost 1,000 professional historians on what constitutes a successful performance in the presidency, this survey tells us almost as much about the thinking and biases of historians as it does about the nature of the American presidency. Besides comparing past presidential polls and constructing a ranking list of the nation's chief executives, this study examines why historians rate presidents the way they do, and it analyzes those qualities and traits historians look for in a successful president. It also delimits what constitutes a failing performance in the White House and marks the major pitfalls that almost assuredly lead to an adverse historical verdict. In the process, the study demonstrates that there is not always a close correlation between what historians say a president should do and what historians obviously feel when actually ranking the performances of the presidents of the United States. This study should prove enlightening not only to the historical profession but to the general public, political pundits, newscasters, public officials, and all presidential aspirants, and even to past and present occupants of the White House and their staffs." --Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Robert K
Dewey number
353.03/1/0922
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.M955 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blessing, Tim H
Series statement
Pennsylvania State University studies
Series volume
no. 50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Greatness in the White House : rating the presidents, Washington through Carter, Robert K. Murray and Tim H. Blessing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The presidential performance study."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A game for all seasons: past presidential polls -- The Murray-Blessings ratings -- Do appearance and background affect presidential success? -- Character and personality as rating criteria -- Presidential relationships as a factor in success -- Administrative achievements and presidential greatness -- Reactions to presidential rankings and presidential performances -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Appedixes
Control code
18463456
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780271006598
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88028124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1183301
Label
Greatness in the White House : rating the presidents, Washington through Carter, Robert K. Murray and Tim H. Blessing
Publication
Note
"The presidential performance study."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A game for all seasons: past presidential polls -- The Murray-Blessings ratings -- Do appearance and background affect presidential success? -- Character and personality as rating criteria -- Presidential relationships as a factor in success -- Administrative achievements and presidential greatness -- Reactions to presidential rankings and presidential performances -- Conclusions -- Notes -- Appedixes
Control code
18463456
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780271006598
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88028124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1183301

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