Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians (Hardcover)
The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians
Simon & Schuster, 9781451625400, 298pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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Praise For Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians…
“There is no better guide for evaluating our current presidential candidates than this remarkable book. Reporters, commentators and citizens alike should read Robert Merry’s illuminating journey into the past to discover what made our previous presidents succeed or fail. The history is lively; the writing is graceful; the analysis is brilliant.”
-Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
"A pleasant romp through the annals of American politics."
“It is rare that such a breezy book exhibits both serious intent and skillful analysis…Such grounded reflections make this an unusually authoritative book. While likely to be catnip for aficionados of presidential studies, this will also quickly rank high among serious works on the presidency.”
“First-rate history….Where They Stand is both stimulating and refreshing, particularly in its take on presidents such as Andrew Jackson, Polk and Grant, whose legacies have been obscured by time and controversy…. Where They Stand is filled with almost flip-page observations about presidents that are shrewd and provocative.”
“[A] shrewdly conceived and elegantly written short book….This is beach reading for wonks that expertly navigates 44 shades of gray.”