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Title Why presidents fail : and how they can succeed again / Elaine Kamarck.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016]


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Subject Presidents -- United States.
Political leadership -- United States.
Political planning -- United States.
Executive power -- United States.
Executive departments -- United States -- Management.
United States.
Contents The helicopters in the desert -- Ignoring the flashing lights -- We look like a third world country -- Space walks and crashing websites -- The buck doesn't stop here after all -- The voters guide to picking presidents.
Summary Failure should not be an option in the presidency, but for too long it has been the norm. From the botched attempt to rescue the U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran in 1980 under President Jimmy Carter and the missed intelligence on Al Qaeda before 9-11 under George W. Bush to, most recently, the computer meltdown that marked the arrival of health care reform under Barack Obama, the American presidency has been a profile in failure. In Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again, Elaine Kamarck surveys these and other recent presidential failures to understand why Americans have lost fa.
Other Title Print version: Kamarck, Elaine Ciulla. Why presidents fail. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2016] 9780815727781