The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition) Audiobook, by Charles O. Jones Play Audiobook Sample

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition) Audiobook

The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition) Audiobook, by Charles O. Jones Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Kevin Young Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Very Short Introductions Series Release Date: June 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781666113921

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

9

Longest Chapter Length:

51:05 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:44 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

35:40 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

The American founding fathers were dedicated to the project of creating a government both functional and incapable of devolving into tyranny. To do this, they intentionally decentralized decision making among the legislative, executive, and judiciary branches. They believed this separation of powers would force compromise and achieve their goal of "separating to unify." In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Charles O. Jones delves into the constitutional roots of the American presidency to show how presidents faced the challenges of governing within a system of separation of powers.

This updated edition of The American Presidency reviews crucial themes, including democratization of presidential elections, transitioning into and organizing a presidency, challenges in leading the permanent government, making law and policy, and reforming and changing the institution. It also introduces new case studies from the Obama administration, providing compelling insights into contemporary critical issues such as military power, the role of the First Lady, and the new trends in electoral campaigning—including the stunning advances in mass media and campaign technology.

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About Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of a books nonfiction and several books of poetry, including Blue Laws, which was long-listed for the National Book Award. He is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.