Tales of Misadventure and Triumph
By (author) Jim Cullen
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Imperfect Presidents by Jim Cullen
Book DescriptionIn this clever portrait of the American presidency, Jim Cullen takes ten presidents down from their pedestals by examining key missteps in their careers--and how they transcended them. Examples include Abraham Lincoln smearing a preacher and rediscovering his religious vision in emancipating slaves; Lyndon Johnson's electoral fraud in his 1948 Senate race and his role in the signing of the Voting Rights Act; and Ronald Reagan's subversion of the Constitution in the Iran-Contra affair and affirmation of world peace in helping bring about the end of the Cold War. Targeting Republicans and Democrats alike, Cullen's insights are surprisingly timely and hugely entertaining.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230605787
Paperback / softback
(226mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave MacMillan
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jim Cullen
Jim Cullen is the author of "Born in the USA" (Literary Guild Alternate), "The American Dream," and other books. He has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Sarah Lawrence College, and currently teaches at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
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