The American Presidents Series: The 1st President, 1789-1797
Publication Date: January 2004
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Leading scholars define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president
Washington’s legacy is a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. Along with highlighting these accomplishments, the authors also trace Washington's later dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, James McGregor Burns and Susan Dunn give us a rich and surprising portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology.
James MacGregor Burns is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Williams College. He is the author of numerous books including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom. Susan Dunn is a professor of literature at Williams College and is the author of many books, including The Three Roosevelts (with Burns). Burns and Dunn live in Williamstown, Massachussetts.
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