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The Resource The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader, [by] Fred I. Greenstein

The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader, [by] Fred I. Greenstein

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The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader
Title
The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader
Statement of responsibility
[by] Fred I. Greenstein
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Eisenhower left office more than twenty years ago, he was generally regarded as the very model of an ineffective president, a benign but politically indecisive leader who reigned but did not rule. Only now, five unsuccessful presidents and a disastrous war later, are we beginning to wonder how this seemingly bumbling and inarticulate man was able to get so much done while appearing to do so little. In The Hidden-Hand Presidency, Fred I. Greenstein, one of the country's leading political scientists, shows that behind Ike's bland 'statesmanlike' exterior there was a distinctive, self-consciously articulated style of leadership. Drawing on recently declassified confidential diaries, letters, and memoranda--including evidence of a secret Eisenhower campaign to terminate Joe McCarthy's political effectiveness--Greenstein shows us an intelligent and articulate leader who knew exactly what he wanted and was prepared to work hard to get it. Time and again, in the way he rallied subordinates and isolated political opponents, in his maneuvers to win support among both isolationalist right wingers and liberal Republicans, Eisenhower proved himself a skilled politician while self-consciously projecting an uncontroversial public image."--Jacket
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Greenstein, Fred I
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leadership
  • United States
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight David
Label
The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader, [by] Fred I. Greenstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. An exemplary president? ; What manner of man? -- Eisenhower's leadership style. Political strategies ; The two faces of organization -- An assessment of the style and its uses. Strengths and weaknesses of the style : the Joe McCarthy case ; Lessons for other presidents
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465029488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
The hidden-hand presidency: Eisenhower as leader, [by] Fred I. Greenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. An exemplary president? ; What manner of man? -- Eisenhower's leadership style. Political strategies ; The two faces of organization -- An assessment of the style and its uses. Strengths and weaknesses of the style : the Joe McCarthy case ; Lessons for other presidents
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465029488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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