Running alone : presidential leadership from JFK to Bush II : why it has failed and how we can fix it
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Cambridge, MA : Basic Books, [2007].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
973.92 BURNS
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278 pages ; 23 cm
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English
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9780465008339, 046500833X, 9780465008322, 0465008321
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9780465008322

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Since mid-century, America has witnessed an ominous decline in presidential leadership, culminating in the failing presidency of George W. Bush today. How did this happen? In Running Alone, the distinguished political scientist and leadership expert James MacGregor Burns finds the origin of the problem in John F. Kennedy's presidential style-and its influence on his successors in the Oval Office. Kennedy rejected collective leadership in favor of a highly personalized executive branch, run by a small group of hand-picked advisors. His successors followed his lead; each in his own way ran and governed alone, exploiting the party base while often ignoring party platforms and party needs. Burns charts the decline of genuine leadership in the Oval Office and offers practical proposals for restoring the kind of transforming leadership that this country so desperately needs. With unsurpassed knowledge of American history and politics, Burns shows us the way forward. -- from Amazon.
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Burns, J. M. (2007). Running alone: presidential leadership from JFK to Bush II : why it has failed and how we can fix it. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books.

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Burns, James MacGregor. 2007. Running Alone: Presidential Leadership From JFK to Bush II : Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books.

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Burns, James MacGregor, Running Alone: Presidential Leadership From JFK to Bush II : Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books, 2007.

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Burns, James MacGregor. Running Alone: Presidential Leadership From JFK to Bush II : Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books, 2007. Print.

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