"Americans need their president to succeed, but the presidency is set up for failure" notes John Dickerson. "It doesn't have to be." A contributor to 60 Minutes and veteran Washington journalist, Dickerson makes fresh appraisals of such figures as Lincoln, FDR, Obama, and Trump, and here he offers thought-provoking arguments for why we need to reevaluate how we view the presidency, how we choose our presidents, and what we expect from them once they are in office.
"[This] is told with grace and insight by a man who not only knows his subject—he understands it…. A great gift to our sense of the actual presidency, a primer on leadership, and, of course, of necessity, a reflection on failure."—Ken Burns