Add to GoodReads

The Bush Presidency

Ten Intimate Perspectives of George Bush

Kenneth W. Thompson - Contributions by Kenneth W. Thompson; C Boyden Gray; Edward J. Derwinski; Clayton Yeutter; Bryce L. Harlow; Chase Untermeyer; John R. Bolton; David C. Mulford; Robert M. Gates; Burton J. Lee III M.D. and Betty Glad

This is a collection of ten perspectives, both personal and professional, about the Bush presidency. It is part of an ongoing series of intensive studies of postwar presidents. The authors served in the Bush administration and possess extensive training and experience in public service and politics. Each provides a unique viewpoint about the Bush administration, its policies, and George Bush himself. The book examines the essential topics that surrounded the Bush presidency: leadership, governance, personnel selection, foreign policy, presidential disability, and the 1992 presidential election. Co-published with the Miller Center. « less more »
University Press of America / Burkett Miller Center Public Affairs
Pages: 220Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-0671-4 • Paperback • February 1997 • $57.99 • (£39.95)
Kenneth W. Thompson is Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs and J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Leadership and Policy-Making: The President as Leader; Organizing for Policy-Making
Chapter 4 Governance and the Bush Presidency: Accomplishments and Setbacks; The Budget Process
Chapter 5 Forming an Administration: Personnel and the Selection Process
Chapter 6 The Making of Foreign Policy: The Making of Foreign Policy in the Bush Administration; The Bush Presidency and International Economic Issues
Chapter 7 The Intelligence Process: Intelligence in the Reagan and Bush Presidencies
Chapter 8 The Question of Presidential Disability: The Bush Presidency and Presidential Disability
Chapter 9 The 1992 Election: How George Bush Lost the Presidential Election in 1992