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Imperfect Presidents: Tales of Misadventure and Triumph

 
 
Author
Jim Cullen.
Publisher Palgrave  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.1 x 6.15 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780230605787
Pages/Publication Date 238/2008
Daedalus Item Code 52886
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In this humorous yet informative reappraisal of the American presidency, Jim Cullen takes 12 presidents down from their pedestals by examining key missteps in their careers—and how they transcended them. Here are pithy accounts of Abraham Lincoln making a libelous attack on a preacher, Lyndon Johnson's electoral fraud in his 1948 Senate race, and Ronald Reagan's messy involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Targeting Republicans and Democrats alike, Cullen also considers George Washington, John Adams, both Roosevelts, Bill Clinton, and Chester Arthur—a president about whom most of us know very, very little.

"Jim Cullen has dared to write an old-fashioned book about the virtues of American presidents. But instead of wooden tales about cherry trees and log cabins, he has given us complex portraits of flawed men who performed acts of moral courage at critical moments in the nation's history. Imperfect Presidents invites us to admire these leaders—and even to find lessons in their stories—without indulging in hero-worship."—Steven Biel

 
 
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