[Item #5633] Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush. Robert A. Wilson, Stephen E. Ambrose, Michael Beschloss, George Bush, Robert Dallek, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, David McCullough, Richard Reeves, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman.
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush
Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush

Character Above All: Ten Presidents from FDR to George Bush

ISBN: 0684814110
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. "What is the relationship between the President's character and presidential leadership? In these harsh and difficult political times, the question of character is at the center of our national concern. In Character Above All, ten superb and expert writers address this issue in terms of the past ten presidents- from Franklin D. Roosevelt, who invented the modern presidency, to George Bush, who failed to take command of the office." (from front flap) Ten essays by the most eminent & popular American biographical historians on all the U.S. Presidents from FDR through (the first) George Bush, during a critical period of twentieth-century American & world history (1933-1993). The common central focus of these essays is the sometimes complex or elusive topic of individual character & its relation to these presidencies. Featuring Stephen Ambrose on Dwight D. Eisenhower; Michael Beschloss on George Bush; Robert Dallek on Lyndon B. Johnson; David McCollough on Harry S. Truman; Richard Reeves on John F. Kennedy; Doris Kearns Goodwin on Franklin D. Roosevelt; & five more acclaimed authors on all the other Presidents of this period. Edited & with a Preface by Robert A. Wilson (1941-2017), the renowned television executive. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. From the collection of Russell Taylor Weil (b. 1927), a prominent retired attorney & collector from Washington DC (whom we would not be surprised to have crossed paths with some of the authors & their subjects here). A most informative gathering of wise historical-biographical analyses; a rewarding collectible with distinguished provenance (if they thought the mid-1990s were "harsh and difficult political times," perhaps a sequel is in order...). Book in very fine condition with only a touch of wear, mild fading at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; sparse, light spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine, substantially mint. Dust jacket fine with very light rubbing, occasional spotting & spot-staining to front, back covers & spine; light wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same & flaps. Very Fine / Fine. [Item #5633]

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