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The Campaign Finance Cases - Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon (Paperback): Melvin I Urofsky The Campaign Finance Cases - Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon (Paperback)
Melvin I Urofsky
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rarely does the Supreme Court reverse itself as quickly and profoundly as it did in recent campaign finance cases, with the Citizens United decision of 2010 undoing the constraints of the McCain-Feingold Act upheld in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003). And rarely have the stakes seemed so high, as billionaires vie for elected office and dark money floods political campaigns. In timely fashion, this new edition updates Melvin Urofsky's classic study of campaign finance law, bringing his cogent analysis of the relevant statutes and court cases up to date. Urofsky explains in clear and convincing language what was - and is - at stake in the twists and turns of campaign finance laws taken up by the nation's highest court in the past decades. Beginning with Buckley v. Valeo (1976) and moving through McConnell, Citizens United, and finally McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (2014), Urofsky discusses the two principles at issue in these cases: freedom of political speech, and the protection of the political process from undue influence. Conventional wisdom holds that in such cases liberals want greater restrictions and conservatives want corporations to have greater freedom to influence voters. But working from a rich store of primary sources, probing the motivations and ideas of all participants in the campaign finance legal story, Urofsky reveals a far more complex picture, one whose significance transcends simple political ideologies. In a time of controversies over political speech in the blogosphere, social media, and cable news, and claims of electoral fraud, The Campaign Finance Cases offers a much-needed, balanced account of how issues critical to American democracy figure in the adjudication of campaign finance law, and how a changing political and media landscape might alter the process.

The Campaign Finance Cases - Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky The Campaign Finance Cases - Buckley, McConnell, Citizens United, and McCutcheon (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rarely does the Supreme Court reverse itself as quickly and profoundly as it did in recent campaign finance cases, with the Citizens United decision of 2010 undoing the constraints of the McCain-Feingold Act upheld in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003). And rarely have the stakes seemed so high, as billionaires vie for elected office and dark money floods political campaigns. In timely fashion, this new edition updates Melvin Urofsky's classic study of campaign finance law, bringing his cogent analysis of the relevant statutes and court cases up to date. Urofsky explains in clear and convincing language what was - and is - at stake in the twists and turns of campaign finance laws taken up by the nation's highest court in the past decades. Beginning with Buckley v. Valeo (1976) and moving through McConnell, Citizens United, and finally McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (2014), Urofsky discusses the two principles at issue in these cases: freedom of political speech, and the protection of the political process from undue influence. Conventional wisdom holds that in such cases liberals want greater restrictions and conservatives want corporations to have greater freedom to influence voters. But working from a rich store of primary sources, probing the motivations and ideas of all participants in the campaign finance legal story, Urofsky reveals a far more complex picture, one whose significance transcends simple political ideologies. In a time of controversies over political speech in the blogosphere, social media, and cable news, and claims of electoral fraud, The Campaign Finance Cases offers a much-needed, balanced account of how issues critical to American democracy figure in the adjudication of campaign finance law, and how a changing political and media landscape might alter the process.

The Cherokee Cases - Two Landmark Federal Decisions in the Fight for Sovereignty (Paperback, New Ed): Jill Norgren The Cherokee Cases - Two Landmark Federal Decisions in the Fight for Sovereignty (Paperback, New Ed)
Jill Norgren; Foreword by Kermit L. Hall, Melvin I Urofsky
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This compact history is the first to explore two landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases of the early 1830s: "Cherokee Nation v. Georgia" and "Worcester v. Georgia." Legal historian Jill Norgren details the extraordinary story behind these cases, describing how John Ross and other leaders of the Cherokee Nation, having internalized the principles of American law, tested their sovereignty rights before Chief Justice John Marshall in the highest court of the land. The Cherokees' goal was to solidify these rights and to challenge the aggressive actions that the government and people of Georgia carried out against them under the aegis of law. Written in a style accessible both to students and to general readers, "The Cherokee Cases" is an ideal guide to understanding the political development of the Cherokee Nation in the early nineteenth century and the tragic outcome of these cases so critical to the establishment of U.S. federal Indian law.


Division and Discord - Supreme Court Under Stone and Vinson, 1941-53 (Paperback, New edition): Melvin I Urofsky Division and Discord - Supreme Court Under Stone and Vinson, 1941-53 (Paperback, New edition)
Melvin I Urofsky
R715 R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Save R165 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Division and Discord offers a comprehensive appraisal of the Supreme Court during the fractious period that bridged the court-packing fight of the Hughes years and the rights explosion of the Warren era. During the dozen years that Melvin I. Urofsky reviews in this volume, the Court ruled on a range of controversial cases, including the internment of the Japanese, the guilt of the Rosenbergs, and the crimes of Nazi saboteurs. At the same time the judicial body struggled internally to balance the strong wills of some of the most important figures in U.S. judicial history-Hugo Black, Felix Frankfurter, William O. Douglas, and Robert H. Jackson. Urofsky contends that these years play a critical role in modern constitutional history and are not merely a colorful interlude between two better-known eras of Supreme Court history. These years signaled a fundamental upheaval in U.S. jurisprudence-the shift in focus from the protection of private property to the protection of individual liberties.

Money and Free Speech - Campaign Finance Reform and the Courts (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky Money and Free Speech - Campaign Finance Reform and the Courts (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R858 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R60 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Money greases the wheels of American politics from the local level to the White House. In the 2004 presidential campaign, President George W. Bush alone raised nearly $400 million in private and public funds--nearly twenty times the combined total raised by John Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960--to defeat challenger John F. Kerry, further fueling anxiety over the power of money to dictate political results.

Melvin Urofsky, one of our nation's most respected legal historians, takes a fresh look at efforts to rein in campaign spending and counter efforts in the courts to preserve the status quo. He offers a thoughtful and balanced overview of campaign finance reform and the legal responses to it, from the Progressive era through the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in McConnell v. FEC (2003) and its impact on the 2004 election.

Urofsky focuses especially on the 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act and 2002 McCain-Feingold or Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), and on challenges to both in the Supreme Court. In Buckley v. Valeo (1976), the Court upheld contribution limits but struck down expenditure caps on First Amendment grounds. In McConnell it upheld the key provisions of McCain-Feingold. In both cases, however, opponents argued that congressional control of campaign financing was an unconstitutional infringement of the free speech rights of campaign contributors. Urofsky deftly steers the reader through this contentious and complex history, revealing how both Congress and the courts have navigated uneasily between the Scylla of potential corruption and the Charybdis of suppressing political speech.

Ironically, despite the Court's decision upholding McCain-Feingold, the 2004 presidential election was the most expensive in history-because, as Urofsky notes, money is the mother's milk of politics and both candidates and donors will always find ways to keep it flowing. His book provides an excellent and succinct guide to the controversies and historical debates emerging from that fact.


Religious Freedom - Rights and Liberties under the Law (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky Religious Freedom - Rights and Liberties under the Law (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R1,881 Discovery Miles 18 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume provides in a single source a thorough grounding in the origin, development, and current controversies surrounding the free practice of religion. The first boatloads of European settlers did not come to America advocating religious tolerance. They came seeking the freedom to practice their own religion. Other sects, they believed, were wrong at best and, at worst, not to be tolerated. The question of what constitutes "legitimate," constitutionally protected religious practice has been debated ever since. Does it include the use of peyote? Polygamy? Refusing medical care for a sick child? Freedom of Religion follows the evolving understanding of the concept of religious freedom from Great Britain to the New World, through hundreds of U.S. courtrooms, to the volatile modern-day issues of school prayer and faith-based initiatives. The thorough, responsible, and cool-headed analysis presented here offers readers a solid grounding in the constitutional issues behind the headlines. Four chapters discuss the development of religious freedom from its roots in tribal societies through key court decisions of the 1990s A chronology outlines significant events and court decisions from 1776 to 2001, and a table lists all of the pertinent cases alphabetically

The Warren Court - Justices, Rulings, and Legacy (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Melvin I Urofsky The Warren Court - Justices, Rulings, and Legacy (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Melvin I Urofsky
R1,811 Discovery Miles 18 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A survey and analysis of the historical context, key figures, and lasting legacy of the Warren Court. Earl Warren served as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1953 until the end of the tumultuous 1960s. This book shows why conservative critics still view this court as out of control and leftist, while its liberal fans still cheer what they view as the court's progressive activism. Among this court's contributions to American life are the rights accorded to the accused in Miranda v. Arizona, the limits it placed on school prayer, and the abolition of school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. To understand such basic American principles as equal protection, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, the rights of the accused, and the right to privacy, every citizen should understand the Warren Court. Significant background on the New Deal origins of the Court's legal philosophy Survey of the Court's decisions in seven areas: equal protection, reapportionment, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, religion, rights of the accused, and privacy

Supreme Decisions, Volume 1 - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume One: To 1896 (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky Supreme Decisions, Volume 1 - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume One: To 1896 (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R3,104 Discovery Miles 31 040 Out of stock

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky's voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones.

Supreme Decisions, Volume 2 - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume Two: Since 1896 (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky Supreme Decisions, Volume 2 - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume Two: Since 1896 (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R3,104 Discovery Miles 31 040 Out of stock

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky's voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones.

The American Presidents - Critical Essays (Paperback): Melvin I Urofsky The American Presidents - Critical Essays (Paperback)
Melvin I Urofsky
R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Out of stock

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History - Volume 1: From the Founding to 1986 (Paperback, 3rd edition): Melvin I... Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History - Volume 1: From the Founding to 1986 (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Melvin I Urofsky, Paul Finkelman
R1,797 Discovery Miles 17 970 Out of stock

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, Second Edition. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known--but equally important--historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference.
The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

Supreme Decisions, Combined Volume - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky Supreme Decisions, Combined Volume - Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R3,104 Discovery Miles 31 040 Out of stock

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky's voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones.

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History - Volume II: From 1896 to the Present (Paperback, 3rd edition): Melvin I... Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History - Volume II: From 1896 to the Present (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Melvin I Urofsky, Paul Finkelman
R1,686 Discovery Miles 16 860 Out of stock

Documents in American Constitutional and Legal History is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's March of Liberty. This reader provides students with a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known but equally important historical documents and court decisions that have shaped the nation's constitutional development, beginning with its colonization and extending to the latest decisions of the Supreme Court. Each volume is organised chronologically, and the authors have written an introduction to each document summarizing its significance and placing it in its historical context. Each document is also accompanied by a brief list of suggestions for further readings. In addition, the complete text of the U.S. Constitutions is contained in both volumes for easy reference, as is a list of U.S. Supreme Court judges and their tenures.

Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912 - People's Attorney (Hardcover, New edition): Louis D. Brandeis Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume II, 1907-1912 - People's Attorney (Hardcover, New edition)
Louis D. Brandeis; Edited by Melvin I Urofsky, David W Levy
R2,160 Discovery Miles 21 600 Out of stock
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915 - Progressive and Zionist (Hardcover, New edition): Louis D. Brandeis Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume III, 1913-1915 - Progressive and Zionist (Hardcover, New edition)
Louis D. Brandeis; Edited by Melvin I Urofsky, David W Levy
R2,151 Discovery Miles 21 510 Out of stock
Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921 - Mr. Justice Brandeis (Hardcover): Louis D. Brandeis Letters of Louis D. Brandeis: Volume IV, 1916-1921 - Mr. Justice Brandeis (Hardcover)
Louis D. Brandeis; Edited by Melvin I Urofsky, David W Levy
R2,126 Discovery Miles 21 260 Out of stock
Letters of Louis D.Brandeis, Vol. 5 (Hardcover): Louis D. Brandeis Letters of Louis D.Brandeis, Vol. 5 (Hardcover)
Louis D. Brandeis; Volume editing by Melvin I Urofsky, David W Levy
R2,161 Discovery Miles 21 610 Out of stock
A Voice That Spoke for Justice - Life and Times of Stephen S. Wise (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky A Voice That Spoke for Justice - Life and Times of Stephen S. Wise (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R2,105 Discovery Miles 21 050 Out of stock
A Voice That Spoke for Justice - The Life and Times of Stephen S. Wise (Paperback): Melvin I Urofsky A Voice That Spoke for Justice - The Life and Times of Stephen S. Wise (Paperback)
Melvin I Urofsky
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Out of stock
The New Christian Right - Political and Social Issues (Hardcover): Martha May, Melvin I Urofsky The New Christian Right - Political and Social Issues (Hardcover)
Martha May, Melvin I Urofsky
R5,515 Discovery Miles 55 150 Out of stock

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Affirmative Action on Trial - Sex Discrimation in Johnson v. Santa Clara (Paperback, New): Melvin I Urofsky Affirmative Action on Trial - Sex Discrimation in Johnson v. Santa Clara (Paperback, New)
Melvin I Urofsky
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Out of stock


Affirmative action continues to be one of the most hotly contested issues in America. Volatile and divisive, the debates over its legitimacy have inspired a number of "reverse discrimination" suits in the federal courts. Like the landmark 1978 Bakke decision, most of these have focused on preferential treatment given racial minorities. In Johnson v. Santa Clara, however, the central issue was gender, not race discrimination, and the Supreme Court's decision in that case marked a resounding victory for women in the work force.

Johnson v. Santa Clara involved two people who in 1980 competed for a dispatcher position with the transportation department of Santa Clara County, California. Paul Johnson had more experience and slightly higher test scores, but Diane Joyce was given the job based on affirmative action. An irate Johnson sued the county and won, only to have the decision reversed in appellate court. That reversal was subsequently upheld in the Supreme Court's 1987 decision, reaffirming that it was legitimate for employers to consider gender in hiring.

Preeminent legal historian Melvin Urofsky proves an exemplary guide through the complexities of this case as he takes us from the workplace through the various levels of our federal court system. Balancing the particulars of the case with an overview of constitutional law and judicial process, he creates a model legal history that is both appealing and enlightening for the non-scholar. Urofsky is especially good at highlighting the fundamental human drama of this case and shows how Johnson and Joyce were simply ordinary people, each with valid reasons for their actions, but both ultimately caught up in legal and social issues that reached well beyond their own lives.

Affirmative Action on Trial pointedly addresses the issue of sex discrimination and the broader controversy over the place of affirmative action in American society. The latter continues to generate headlines, like those that followed the 1996 Supreme Court decision to let stand a lower-court ruling that race cannot be used as a determination for admission to academic programs. More recently, several states have even taken steps to end affirmative action altogether. While it's hard to tell how such actions will ultimately impact affirmative action, there's no question that the rulings in cases like Johnson v. Santa Clara will continue to guide and influence the debates both inside and outside the courtroom.


Lethal Judgments - Assisted Suicide and American Law (Paperback): Melvin I Urofsky Lethal Judgments - Assisted Suicide and American Law (Paperback)
Melvin I Urofsky
R418 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R26 (6%) Out of stock

In two 1997 decisions, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide. Yet for many people this concept strikes to the heart of our sense of liberty even as it tugs at our hearts in the face of human suffering.

"Lethal Judgments" examines those cases, the law surrounding the plaintiffs' claims, and the moral debate over physician-assisted suicide. A concise and gracefully written overview of one of the most complex and contentious areas of American law, it lays out the conflict between individuals supporting privacy rights, due process, and equal protection, and those for whom moral and ethical considerations trump such concepts.

Noted constitutional scholar Melvin Urofsky discusses the tangled legal, historical, ethical, and medical issues related to right-to-die arguments, then examines the Supreme Court's position in Washington v. Glucksberg and Quill v. Vacco. He shows how these 1997 cases relate to two other famous cases-Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Beth Cruzan-and carries the controversy up to the recent trials of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Urofsky considers the many facets of this knotty argument. He differentiates between discontinuation of medical treatment, assisted suicide, and active euthanasia, and he sensitively examines the issue's social and religious contexts to enable readers to see both sides of the dispute. He also shows that in its ruling the Supreme Court did not slam the door on the subject but left it ajar by allowing states to legislate on the matter as Oregon has already done.

By treating assisted suicide simply as a legal question, observes Urofsky, we miss the real importance of the issue. For patients with AIDS, cancer, and other debilitating illnesses--or even for those feeble from age--physician-assisted suicide is an expression of personal autonomy, and as modern medicine learns new ways to prolong life, more and more people will seek to exercise this option. Because right-to-die cases are likely to come before the high court again, this book provides students and general readers with a timely appreciation of their importance for legal theory and a useful way to reflect upon the choice between life and death.


New York Times v. Sullivan - Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press (Paperback): Kermit L. Hall, Melvin I Urofsky New York Times v. Sullivan - Civil Rights, Libel Law, and the Free Press (Paperback)
Kermit L. Hall, Melvin I Urofsky
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Out of stock

Illuminating a classic case from the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s, two of America's foremost legal historians--Kermit Hall and Melvin Urofsky--provide a compact and highly readable updating of one of the most memorable decisions in the Supreme Court's canon.

When the "New York Times" published an advertisement that accused Alabama officials of willfully abusing civil rights activists, Montgomery police commissioner Lester Sullivan filed suit for defamation. Alabama courts, citing factual errors in the ad, ordered the "Times" to pay half a million dollars in damages. The "Times" appealed to the Supreme Court, which had previously deferred to the states on libel issues. The justices, recognizing that Alabama's application of libel law threatened both the nation's free press and equal rights for African Americans, unanimously sided with the "Times."

As memorably recounted twenty years ago in Anthony Lewis's "Make No Law," the 1964 decision profoundly altered defamation law, which the Court declared must not hinder debate on public issues even if it includes "vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials." The decision also introduced a new First Amendment test: a public official cannot recover damages for libel unless he proves that the statement was made with the knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false.

Hall and Urofsky, however, place a new emphasis on this iconic case. Whereas Lewis's book championed freedom of the press, the authors here provide a stronger focus on civil rights and southern legal culture. They convey to readers the urgency of the civil rights movement and the vitriolic anger it inspired in the Deep South. Their insights place this landmark case within a new and enlightening frame.


The American Presidents - Critical Essays (Hardcover): Melvin I Urofsky The American Presidents - Critical Essays (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky
R5,258 Discovery Miles 52 580 Out of stock

What makes a president great?
Here is the ideal source for students, scholars, and the general public. "The American Presidents" is a collection of articles that analyze and evaluate the presidential careers of the men who have occupied the office since its inception in 1789. In this volume, the leading presidential historians in the United States offer insights into what makes a president great, mediocre, or--in the case of most of them--something in between.
The contributors to "The American Presidents" were not asked to write straightforward biographies of the presidents; other sources are available for that. Rather, they were asked to evaluate their subjects. No strict patterns were imposed by the editor; each author approached his or her subject in the way that best illustrated the strengths and weaknesses of the president under consideration.
Forty-one have held the office of president and all, in one way or another, were exceptional men. Some, like Andrew Jackson and Harry Truman, are usually thought of as representing the "common folk," but nothing was common about either of them. Each proved to be an extraordinary and singular politician able to rally and represent the country through the challenges of their times.
Some presidents had achieved brilliance in other fields (Ulysses Grant in the military and Herbert Hoover as an engineer and humanitarian, for example) but had presidencies that are considered unsuccessful. What accounts for this seeming paradox, in which insight, sensitivity, and competence suddenly become "nontransferable" when the manreaches the White House? This book offers the reader multiple perspectives on this and other issues.
Examination of the ways in which challenges affect presidential greatness
Theodore Roosevelt, a successful president by any standard, was acutely aware that the prosperity and peace the country enjoyed during his two terms in office would, ironically, prevent him from reaching the upper tier of greatness enjoyed by Washington and Lincoln. After he left office, he yearned to return in hope of finding the challenge that would seal his greatness. Earlier, in the late nineteenth century, the electorate placed competent men such as Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison in the White House, but they are little remembered today. None faced earth-shaking challenges at home and abroad, and their presidencies slipped into obscurity.
Discussion of personal characteristics and presidential performance
For more than two centuries the presidency has proved a remarkably durable institution. Presidential personalities have varied widely from the patrician aloofness of Washington to the moody introspection of Lincoln to the noisy exuberance of Theodore Roosevelt. The articles in"The American Presidents" consider the ways in which personality has affected performance.
Special features
*41 signed essays by the leading experts, illustratedwith portraits of the presidents
*Selected bibliographies
*At-a-glance summaries of each president's achievements
*Useful charts and tableson cabinet members, first ladies, and vice presidents from Washington to Clinton
*Addresses and Web sites for major presidential libraries.

The Right to Die - V1 Definitions and Moral Perspectives: Death, Euthanasia, Suicide, and Living Wills, V2 Who Decides? Issues... The Right to Die - V1 Definitions and Moral Perspectives: Death, Euthanasia, Suicide, and Living Wills, V2 Who Decides? Issues and Case Studies (Hardcover)
Melvin I Urofsky, Philip E. Urofsky
R9,294 Discovery Miles 92 940 Out of stock

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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