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SOUTHWATER


A VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN PRESIDENTS 1789–1901


A chronological guide to more than a century of American presidents from George Washington to William McKinley, shown in over 225 photographs


Professor Jon Roper PUB DATE:


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Jan 2011 (UK) April 2011 (US) UK £9.99/US $17.99 (P) 128 (A128)


297 x 298mm/111 9781844769483 1 84476 948 8


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• Presents a detailed analysis of each of the early presidents’ terms in office from 1789 to 1901, shown in the context of the key events that shaped the nation


• Provides an illustrated overview of the early history of American politics from which the union of 13 colonies emerged to form a nation


• Looks at each of the presidential roles including


Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Head of State and Head of Government, and describes how each individual fared as Chief Executive


• A fascinating guide to some of the key figures of American political history such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln


The American president is the world’s most powerful and influential political leader. This visual directory of the early presidents looks at the men who were voted to this high office. Their social backgrounds, education, military or legal training and career path to the presidency are presented, along with an evaluation of the success each made of the role. Each presidency is presented within the context of national and international tensions, wars and social developments, as well as the expansion of America westward. This fascinating volume explores the formation of the United States and the political leaders who helped to steer a course through an historic century.


About the Author


Jon Roper has a special interest in the American presidency, the impact of war on American politics and society, and Anglo-American political ideas. Jon is the author of The Contours of American Politics (Polity Press); The American Presidents: Heroic Leadership from Kennedy to Clinton (Edinburgh University Press); and Democracy and Its Critics: Anglo-American Democratic Thought in the Nineteenth Century (Unwin Hyman). He has edited several books on American political history and contributed to many others.


237 ⁄2 x 9in


Paperback with flaps Over 225 images 22


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