Dr. Fincher is a teacher and writer whose other books have included governmental studies (see Democracy at Work: Puerto Rico: Unsolved Problem etc.) and he brings to this study of our presidential office a fine store of knowledge and a lively way of expressing it. Discussing the presidency, aspect by aspect, his chapters are on these topics:- who may be president, candidate selection, elections, the office, powers, aids and advisers, and an historical review of the different kinds of presidents we have had. Within each section there is both an historical and contemporary approach to definition as typical cases are cited from our past, and the breadth of the whole study is exemplary in its reference to the many social conventions that, as well as written laws, govern the conduct and selection of our president. Frank, interesting and a boon to social studies classes.