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The Resource The end of greatness : why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president, Aaron David Miller

The end of greatness : why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president, Aaron David Miller

Label
The end of greatness : why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president
Title
The end of greatness
Title remainder
why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president
Statement of responsibility
Aaron David Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is one thing that has haunted all of America's modern presidents: Americans' expectations of greatness in the man and the office. While it was impossible for the Framers of the Constitution to predict the circumstances that would make America the greatest and most consequential power on Earth, the Founders never intended this spotlight on the presidency. Venerating our past great presidents has always been safe, compelling, and inspiring. But when it also tempts us with the possibilities of their return, it may not be so benign. The End of Greatness offers a new way to appreciate and evaluate the presidency, a mode of understanding that gives conventional achievement ratings their place but ultimately makes the counterintuitive argument that, in expecting greatness, we have made goodness simply impossible. This book looks at the concept of greatness in presidents--the ways in which it is essential to a nation and the ways in which it has been detrimental. Miller argues that greatness in presidents is an overrated virtue, one that eclipses--and perhaps even thwarts--the real contributions of our presidents"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Aaron David
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.M477 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Political leadership
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Executive Branch
  • Political leadership
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
The end of greatness : why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president, Aaron David Miller
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/002/9781137279002/image/lgcover.9781137279002.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1568956
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781137279002
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568956
  • (OCoLC)869770713
Label
The end of greatness : why America can't have (and doesn't want) another great president, Aaron David Miller
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/002/9781137279002/image/lgcover.9781137279002.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1568956
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781137279002
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014009441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568956
  • (OCoLC)869770713

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