THE PRESIDENCY: An American Invention by Ernest B. Fincher

THE PRESIDENCY: An American Invention

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A revised, updated edition of Fincher's The President of the United States (1954), this is a reasonable, easily readable discussion of Presidential qualifications (formal and unwritten); campaigns, conventions, and elections; diverse roles and responsibilities; relations with Congress and the Courts; and the growing power of the office. Fincher reviews the Watergate affair--and considers the role of the media--in the context of ""checkmating the President"" and, apropos the concept of ""great"" Presidents, suggests why a great man might not make it.

Pub Date: Oct. 12th, 1977
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell