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Bibliography Of
Recently Published Books On The Presidency

The Foundations of the Office

Brinkley, Alan and Davis Dyer, eds. The Reader's Companion to the American Presidency, (Reader's Companion Series). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.

Burke, John P. Institutional Presidency: Organizing & Managing the White House from FDR to Clinton, Interpreting American Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Ellis, Richard J., ed. Founding the American Presidency. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999.

Foley, Michael and John E. Owens. Congress and the Presidency: Institutional Politics in a Separated System. New York: Manchester University Press, 1997.

Genovese, Michael A. and Thomas E. Cronin. The Paradoxes of the American Presidency. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Greenstein, Fred I. The Presidential Difference: Leadership Style from FDR to Clinton. New York: The Free Press, 2000.

Ketcham, Ralph. Presidents above Party: The First American Presidency, 1789-1829. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Landy, Marc Karnis and Sidney M. Milkis. Presidential Greatness. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2000.

McDonald, Forrest. The American Presidency: An Intellectual History. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994.

McPherson, James M. and David Rubel, eds. To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidents. New York: DK Publishing, 2000.

Milkis, Sidney M. and Michael Nelson. The American Presidency: Origins & Development 1776-1998. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1999.

Nelson, Michael, ed. The Evolving Presidency: Addresses, Cases, Essays, Letters, Reports, Resolutions, Transcripts, and Other Landmark Documents, 1787-1998. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1998.

Nelson, Michael, ed. The Presidency and the Political System. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

Riccards, Michael P. The Ferocious Engine of Democracy: A History of the American Presidency: From the Origins Through William McKinley. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1998.

Riccards, Michael P. The Ferocious Engine of Democracy: A History of the American Presidency: Theodore Roosevelt Through George Bush. Lanham, MD: Madison Books, 1998.

Rose, Gary L. The American Presidency under Siege. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. Imperial Presidency. Bridgewater, NJ: Replica Books, 1998.

Walch, Timothy, ed. At the President's Side: The Vice Presidency in the Twentieth Century. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

Warshaw, Shirley Anne. The Domestic Presidency: Policy Making in the White House. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1996.

Wetterau, Bruce. Congressional Quarterly's Desk Reference on the Presidency. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

The Road to the White House

Campbell, James E. The American Campaign: U. S. Presidential Campaigns & the National Vote. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2000.

Congressional Quarterly. National Party Conventions: 1831-2000. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

Cornog, Evan and Richard Whelan. Hats in the Ring: An Illustrated History of American Presidential Campaigns. New York: Random House, 2000.

Ellis, Richard J. Speaking to the People: The Rhetorical Presidency in Historical Perspective. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Gelderman, Carol. All the Presidents' Words: The Bully Pulpit and the Creation of the Virtual Presidency. New York: Walker & Co., 1997.

Hart, Roderick P. Campaign Talk. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Jones, Charles O. Passages to the Presidency: From Campaigning to Governing. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1998.

Kendall, Kathleen E. Communication in the Presidential Primaries: Candidates and the Media, 1912-2000. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2000.

Koplinski, Brad. Hats In The Ring: Conversations with Presidential Candidates. North Bethesda, MD: Presidential Publishing, 2000.

Morreale, Joanne. The Presidential Campaign Film. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.

Popkin, Samuel L. The Reasoning Voter: Communication and Persuasion in Presidential Campaigns. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Schantz, Harvey L., ed. American Presidential Elections: Process, Policy, & Political Change. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Schroeder, Alan. Presidential Debates. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Schlesinger, Arthur Meier and Fred L. Israel, eds. Running for President: The Candidates and Their Images: 1900-1992. New York: Macmillan Library Reference, 1994.

Troy, Gil. See How They Ran: The Changing Role of the Presidential Candidate. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996.

The Presidency and the Media

Dunn, Charles W. The Scarlet Thread of Scandal: Morality & the American Presidency. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.

Hacker, Kenneth L., ed. Candidate Images in Presidential Elections. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995.

Jamieson, Kathleen H. Packaging the Presidency: A History & Criticism of Presidential Campaign Advertising. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Liebovich, Louis. The Press and the Modern Presidency. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.

Maltese, John A. Spin Control: The White House Office of Communications & the Management of Presidential News. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

McClendon, Sarah and Jules Minton. Mr. President, Mr. President!: My Fifty Years of Covering the White House. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group, 1996.

Nelson, W. Dale. Who Speaks for the President?: The White House Press Secretary from Cleveland to Clinton. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1998.

Plissner, Martin. The Control Room: How Television Calls the Shots in Presidential Elections. New York: Free Press, 1999.

Ponder, Stephen. Managing the Press: Origins of the Media Presidency, 1897-1933. New York: St. Martins Press, 1999.

Silverman, Robert A. and Edwin Diamond. White House to Your House: Media & Politics in Virtual America. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997.

Thomas, Helen. Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Woodward, Bob. Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate 1974-1999. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Life and Death in the White House

Abbott, James A. and Elaine M. Rice. Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Anthony, Carl Sferrazza. America's First Families: An Inside View of 200 Years of Private Life in the White House. New York: Touchstone Books, 2000.

Anthony, Carl Sferrazza. First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents’ Wives and Their Power, 1789-1961. New York: Quill, 1992.

Anthony, Carl Sferrazza. First Ladies: The Saga of the Presidents' Wives and Their Power 1961-1990. New York: Quill, 1993.

Diller, Daniel C. C. and Stephen L. Robertson. The Presidents, First Ladies, and Vice Presidents: White House Biographies, 1789-2001. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 2000.

Garrett, Wendell, ed. Our Changing White House. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995.

Gilbert, Robert E. The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House. New York: Fordham University Press, 1998.

Gould, Lewis L., ed. American First Ladies: Their Lives and Their Legacy. New York: Garland Publishing, 1996.

Klapthor, Margaret Brown. Official White House China: 1789 to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999.

Lamb, Brian. Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Monkman, Betty C. The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families. New York: Abbeville Press, 2000.

Seale, William. The President's House: A History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1992.

Smith, Richard Norton and Timothy Walch, eds. Farewell to the Chief: Former Presidents in American Public Life. Worland, WY: High Plains Publishing Co., 1990.

Whitcomb, John and Claire Whitcomb. Real Life at the White House: 200 Years of Daily Life at America's Most Famous Residence. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Compiled by D. Chris Cottrill
Reference Librarian
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
National Museum of American History Library

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