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Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers

Where Power Stops: The Making and Unmaking of Presidents and Prime Ministers (Hardback, Main)

By Runciman, David

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Lyndon Baines Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, and Donald Trump: each had different motivations, methods, and paths, but they all sought the highest office. And yet when they reached their goal, they often found that t...he power they had imagined was illusory. Their sweeping visions of reform faltered. They faced bureaucratic obstructions, but often the biggest obstruction was their own character. However, their personalities could help them as much as hurt them. Arguably the most successful of them, LBJ showed little indication that he supported what he is best known for - the Civil Rights Act - but his grit, resolve, and brute political skill saw him bend Congress to his will. David Runciman tackles the limitations of high office and how the personal histories of those who achieved the very pinnacles of power helped to define their successes and failures in office. These portraits show what characters are most effective in these offices. Could this be a blueprint for good and effective leadership in an age lacking good leaders?
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ISBN 9781788163330
Released NZ 3 Oct 2019
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781788163330
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Imprint Profile Books Ltd
Released 3 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Runciman, David
Category Comparative Politics
Political Leaders & Leadership
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 352.23
Weight 395g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Executive power, Constitutional law, Political culture, Heads of state - Case studies
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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