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Title Amateur hour : presidential character and the question of leadership / Lara M. Brown.
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2021.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 235 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note Lara M. Brown, Ph.D., is an associate professor and director of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University. She is the author of Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants (2010), and co-editor of The Presidential Leadership Dilemma: Between the Constitution and a Political Party (2013) and Campaigning for President 2016: Strategy and Tactics (2017). She has published articles in Society, American Politics Research, Congress and the Presidency, Journal of Political Marketing, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 28, 2020).
Subject Presidents -- Professional ethics -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Character -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political leadership -- United States.
Political ethics -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1977-1981.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States.
Since 1977
Contents Leadership, character, and presidents -- Presidential nature and historical development -- Two greats : George Washington and Abraham Lincoln -- The ousted one-termers : Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush -- The popular two-termers : Ronald Reagan and William J. Clinton -- The polarizing two-termers : George W. Bush and Barack Obama -- The problematic presidency of a national celebrity : Donald J. Trump -- Performing the presidency : continuity and change.
Summary "This book assesses the impact of presidential character on the popularity, productivity, and ethics of contemporary presidents. Through comparative analyses, author Lara Brown demonstrates that the character of a president's leadership does not change in office and that the success of future presidents can be evaluated before they step into the White House. She traces the rise of "amateur outsiders," like Donald Trump, and asserts the need for systemic reform and cultural reassessment of presidential character. Intended for students and scholars of the presidency, this book also holds appeal for general readers who seek understanding of past and future presidential elections"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Brown, Lara M. Amateur hour. New York, NY : Routledge, 2020 9780367468286