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Hard Choices...or Why I Should Be President

Author : Hillary Rodham (CRT) Clinton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-08-01
Category : Humor
ISBN : 1927458226

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's deeply heartfelt analysis of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences make her qualified to be the next president. She goes on to enumerate every one of the attributes that make her the obvious choice for Americans. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of her personal memoir of years at the center of world events. I guess this means the international world revolves around her. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” Apparently, for voters in 2016, they will be facing another of these “hard choices” in deciding who will lead the country. In this riveting diatribe, we are treated to all the noble and correct reasons that we should begin to use the phrase “Madam President”.

Why I Should Be President

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-10-10
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1502804700

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Hillary Rodham Clinton's deeply heartfelt analysis of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences make her qualified to be the next president. She goes on to enumerate every one of the attributes that make her the obvious choice for Americans. "All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of her personal memoir of years at the center of world events. I guess this means the international world revolves around her. "Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become." Apparently, for voters in 2016, they will be facing another of these "hard choices" in deciding who will lead the country. In this riveting diatribe, we are treated to all the noble and correct reasons that we should begin to use the phrase "Madam President". Granted, this is also a parody.

Hard Choices

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781925030471

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. “All of us face hard choices in our lives,” Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the center of world events. “Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.” In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the United States Senate. To her surprise, her former rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, traveled nearly one million miles, and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications, and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of women, youth, and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use “smart power” to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world—one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Hard Choices

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-04-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476751474

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Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside look at the choices and challenges she has faced is “a subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic, and historical forces in play around the world” (The New York Times). In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to the United States Senate. To her surprise, newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. “Hard Choices is a richly detailed and compelling chronicle of Clinton’s role in the foreign initiatives and crises that defined the first term of the Obama administration…it teems with small, entertaining details about her interactions with foreign leaders (Los Angeles Times). Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars, and address a global financial crisis. Along the way, they grappled with tough dilemmas, especially the decision to send Americans into harm’s way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had gained a truly global perspective on the major trends reshaping today’s landscape. In Hard Choices, “a rich and lively narrative” (Entertainment Weekly), Hillary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive. This “memoir is serious, sober, and substantive” (The New York Times Book Review).

Hard Choices

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781471131530

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE, INCLUDING A NEW EPILOGUE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

What Happened

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-09-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781501175572

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“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

Living History

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2004-04-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0743222253

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Book Living History Description/Summary:

The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.

Blood Feud

Author : Edward Klein
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
Release : 2015-10-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780786039128

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“Irresistible entertainment . . . paints a Shakespearean portrait of power, lust and clashes between and within the two first families.” —The New York Times On the surface, they were allies, two of the most powerful Democratic families on the political landscape, shaping American policy for years to come. Behind the scenes, they were bitter enemies, rivals fueled by great personal animosity. #1 New York Times-bestselling author Edward Klein unveils the jealousy, hostility, and outright rancor that divided the Clintons and Obamas. As the Clintons attempted to maneuver their way back into the White House, Blood Feud, the bestseller that toppled Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices from the #1 New York Times slot, shed new light on the political spectacle to come. In Blood Feud, you’ll learn . . . · The secret Hillary Clinton kept that could make it impossible for her to be president · How Barack Obama set up Hillary Clinton to take the blame for the Benghazi debacle · Why Michelle Obama’s political ambitions could rival Hillary Clinton’s · How the only White House dinner between the Obamas and the Clintons simmered with tension and contempt · The true power behind President Obama was not Michelle, but her closest friend . . . “The kind of book you should read with a loved one. Aloud . . . Blood Feud’s tale is a timeless one.” —BuzzFeed “A fantastic, quick read that gives you a behind the scenes look into the divide in the Democratic Party.” —Capitalist Creations

Managing the President's Program

Author : Andrew Rudalevige
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-06-26
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780691190266

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Book Managing the President's Program Description/Summary:

The belief that U.S. presidents' legislative policy formation has centralized over time, shifting inexorably out of the executive departments and into the White House, is shared by many who have studied the American presidency. Andrew Rudalevige argues that such a linear trend is neither at all certain nor necessary for policy promotion. In Managing the President's Program, he presents a far more complex and interesting picture of the use of presidential staff. Drawing on transaction cost theory, Rudalevige constructs a framework of "contingent centralization" to predict when presidents will use White House and/or departmental staff resources for policy formulation. He backs his assertions through an unprecedented quantitative analysis of a new data set of policy proposals covering almost fifty years of the postwar era from Truman to Clinton. Rudalevige finds that presidents are not bound by a relentless compulsion to centralize but follow a more subtle strategy of staff allocation that makes efficient use of limited bargaining resources. New items and, for example, those spanning agency jurisdictions, are most likely to be centralized; complex items follow a mixed process. The availability of expertise outside the White House diminishes centralization. However, while centralization is a management strategy appropriate for engaging the wider executive branch, it can imperil an item's fate in Congress. Thus, as this well-written book makes plain, presidential leadership hinges on hard choices as presidents seek to simultaneously manage the executive branch and attain legislative success.

Worthy Fights

Author : Leon Panetta,Jim Newton
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release : 2015-09-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780143127802

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Book Worthy Fights Description/Summary:

Leon Panetta has had two of the most consequential careers of any American public servant in the past fifty years. His first, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including a run as one of Congress's most powerful and respected members, lasted 35 years and culminated in his role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then 'retired' to establish the Panetta Institute,to serve on the Iraq Study Group; and to protect the California coast. In 2009 he accepted what many said was a thankless task: returning to public office as the director of the CIA.

It Takes a Village

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-12-11
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781471108648

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Book It Takes a Village Description/Summary:

Ten years ago one of America's most important public figures, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, chronicled her quest both deeply personal and, in the truest sense, public to help make our society into the kind of village that enables children to become able, caring resilient adults. IT TAKES A VILLAGE is a textbook for caring, filled with truths that are worth a read, and a reread. In her substantial new introduction, Senator Clinton reflects on how our village has changed over the last decade, from the internet to education, and on how her own understanding of children has deepened as she has watched Chelsea grow up and take on challenges new to her generation, from a first job to living through a terrorist attack. She discusses how the work she is doing in the Senate is helping children and looks at where America has been successful, improvements in the foster care system and support for adoption, and where there is still work to be done, providing pre-school programmes and universal health care to all our children. This new edition elucidates how the choices we make about how we raise our children, and how we support families, will determine how all nations will face the challenges of this century.

Summary of Hard Choices

Author : Instaread Summaries
Publisher : Idreambooks
Release : 2016-04-04
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 1945251190

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The Digested Read

Author : John Crace
Publisher : RDR Books
Release : 2006
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1571431594

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Book The Digested Read Description/Summary:

Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didnt like to deconstruct.From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions to Big Ideas, as he turns publishers golden dream books into dross. In the grand tradition of Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg, Crace takes the books that produce the most media hype and retells each story in its authors inimitable style. Philip Roth, Don Delillo, Margaret Drabble, Paul Auster, Alice Sebold, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Ruth Rendell, A.S. Byatt, John LeCarre, Michael Crichton and Ian McEwan all emerge delightfully scathed in this book that makes it easy to talk knowingly about books youve never bothered to read or, for that matter, should have.

Tough Choices

Author : Carly Fiorina
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 159184133X

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A former CEO, president, and chairperson of Hewlett-Packard traces her educational upsets before entering the business world, her struggles as a businesswoman in a male-dominated arena, her role in HP's controversial merger, and her public firing.

The President Is Missing

Author : James Patterson,Bill Clinton
Publisher : Little, Brown and Company and Knopf
Release : 2018-06-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316412711

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Book The President Is Missing Description/Summary:

Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from the world's bestselling author, James Patterson: an "undeniably gripping ride through the hidden passageways of power and politics" that "moves like Air Force One" (Michael Connelly). The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . . Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former commander in chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years. #1 New York Times bestseller#1 USA Today bestseller#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller#1 Indie bestseller "President Duncan for a second term!" -- USA Today"This book's a big one." -- New York Times"Towers above most political thrillers." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"The plotting is immaculate . . . the writing is taut." -- Sunday Times (London)"Ambitious and wildly readable." -- New York Times Book Review

Ready for Hillary?

Author : Robin Renwick
Publisher : Biteback Publishing
Release : 2014-11-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781849548342

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Book Ready for Hillary? Description/Summary:

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first First Lady to have her own office in the West Wing of the White House and the only First Lady ever to be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. Upon leaving the White House, she was elected as the first female Senator for New York, then served as one of America's most popular Secretaries of State. Will she now become the first female President of the United States? Hillary is poised to decide whether she will launch a fresh attempt to take the highest office in the world and make history in doing so. But what is Hillary really like? Will she run? Can she win? What can the world expect from Hillary if she does get back to the White House? What sort of President would she be? Robin Renwick, who was the British ambassador in Washington when the Clintons arrived in the White House, seeks to answer these questions and more in this vivid portrait of one of the most polarising and central figures in recent US political history.

The President's Daughter

Author : James Patterson,Bill Clinton
Publisher : Little, Brown and Knopf
Release : 2021-06-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316540735

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Book The President's Daughter Description/Summary:

All Presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true. A rocket ride of a thriller—the new blockbuster by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, “the dream team” (Lee Child). Every detail is accurate— because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop— because the other author is James Patterson. Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL—and a past president—has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating’s teenage daughter, Melanie—turning every parent’s deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father. The authors’ first collaboration, The President Is Missing, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the #1 bestselling novel of 2018, was praised as “ambitious and wildly readable” (New York Times Book Review) and “a fabulously entertaining thriller” (Pulitzer Prize–winning author Ron Chernow).

Days of Fire

Author : Peter Baker
Publisher : Anchor Books
Release : 2014
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780385525190

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Book Days of Fire Description/Summary:

A senior White House correspondent presents a history of the Bush and Cheney White House years that shares anecdotes by more than two hundred insiders to explore the inner conflicts that shaped the handling of significant events.

Alter Egos

Author : Mark Landler
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-04-26
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780812998863

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The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power In Alter Egos, veteran New York Times White House correspondent Mark Landler takes us inside the fraught and fascinating relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—a relationship that has framed the nation’s great debates over war and peace for the past eight years. In the annals of American statecraft, theirs was a most unlikely alliance. Clinton, daughter of an anticommunist father, was raised in the Republican suburbs of Chicago in the aftermath of World War II, nourishing an unshakable belief in the United States as a force for good in distant lands. Obama, an itinerant child of the 1970s, was raised by a single mother in Indonesia and Hawaii, suspended between worlds and a witness to the less savory side of Uncle Sam’s influence abroad. Clinton and Obama would later come to embody competing visions of America’s role in the world: his, restrained, inward-looking, painfully aware of limits; hers, hard-edged, pragmatic, unabashedly old-fashioned. Spanning the arc of Obama’s two terms, Alter Egos goes beyond the speeches and press conferences to the Oval Office huddles and South Lawn strolls, where Obama and Clinton pressed their views. It follows their evolution from bitter rivals to wary partners, and then to something resembling rivals again, as Clinton defined herself anew and distanced herself from her old boss. In the process, it counters the narrative that, during her years as secretary of state, there was no daylight between them, that the wounds of the 2008 campaign had been entirely healed. The president and his chief diplomat parted company over some of the biggest issues of the day: how quickly to wind down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; whether to arm the rebels in Syria; how to respond to the upheaval in Egypt; and whether to trust the Russians. In Landler’s gripping account, we venture inside the Situation Room during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, watch Obama and Clinton work in tandem to salvage a conference on climate change in Copenhagen, and uncover the secret history of their nuclear diplomacy with Iran—a story with a host of fresh disclosures. With the grand sweep of history and the pointillist detail of an account based on insider access—the book draws on exclusive interviews with more than one hundred senior administration officials, foreign diplomats, and friends of Obama and Clinton—Mark Landler offers the definitive account of a complex, profoundly important relationship. As Barack Obama prepares to relinquish the presidency, and Hillary Clinton makes perhaps her last bid for it, how both regard American power is a central question of our time. Advance praise for Alter Egos “A superb journalist has brought us a vivid, page-turning, and revelatory account of the relationship between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, as well as of their statecraft. Alter Egos will make a signal contribution to the national debate over who should be the next American president.”—Michael Beschloss, bestselling author of Presidential Courage “Mark Landler, one of the best reporters working in Washington today, delivers an inside account of Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Barack Obama that brims with insight and high-level intrigue. It’s both fun to read and eye-opening.”—Jane Mayer, bestselling author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

The Hardest Job in the World

Author : John Dickerson
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release : 2021-03-23
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781984854537

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the veteran political journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, a deep dive into the history, evolution, and current state of the American presidency, and how we can make the job less impossible and more productive—featuring a new post-2020–election epilogue “This is a great gift to our sense of the actual presidency, a primer on leadership.”—Ken Burns Imagine you have just been elected president. You are now commander-in-chief, chief executive, chief diplomat, chief legislator, chief of party, chief voice of the people, first responder, chief priest, and world leader. You’re expected to fulfill your campaign promises, but you’re also expected to solve the urgent crises of the day. What’s on your to-do list? Where would you even start? What shocks aren’t you thinking about? The American presidency is in trouble. It has become overburdened, misunderstood, almost impossible to do. “The problems in the job unfolded before Donald Trump was elected, and the challenges of governing today will confront his successors,” writes John Dickerson. After all, the founders never intended for our system of checks and balances to have one superior Chief Magistrate, with Congress demoted to “the little brother who can’t keep up.” In this eye-opening book, John Dickerson writes about presidents in history such a Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower, and and in contemporary times, from LBJ and Reagan and Bush, Obama, and Trump, to show how a complex job has been done, and 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. Think of the presidential campaign as a job interview. Are we asking the right questions? Are we looking for good campaigners, or good presidents? Once a candidate gets the job, what can they do to thrive? Drawing on research and interviews with current and former White House staffers, Dickerson defines what the job of president actually entails, identifies the things that only the president can do, and analyzes how presidents in history have managed the burden. What qualities make for a good president? Who did it well? Why did Bill Clinton call the White House “the crown jewel in the American penal system”? The presidency is a job of surprises with high stakes, requiring vision, management skill, and an even temperament. Ultimately, in order to evaluate candidates properly for the job, we need to adjust our expectations, and be more realistic about the goals, the requirements, and the limitations of the office. As Dickerson writes, “Americans need their president to succeed, but the presidency is set up for failure. It doesn’t have to be.”