It has become overburdened, misunderstood, almost impossible to do. Know the feeling when you're into a book and it brings you back into remembering decades growing up, recalling memories of the events of the era, eventually you know you're going to finish it, and want more? An incredible, human overview of the Presidency, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 11, 2020. However, Dickerson's framework adds something unique to the library. What he said." Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. The author hooks those of us who have had to deliver speeches from under the bus or finished listening to NPR stories in the driveway or thought about writing a job description for Presidents. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The American presidency is in trouble. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? This book was published just prior to the beginning of the pandemic. Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. My initial concern was that the overwhelming focus would be primarily on the current administration - for better or worse. Highly recommended and a welcome read. Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020. How Did We Get Here? I've long had a fascination with the United States Presidency and those that have held the office. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Teachers can find a wealth of support stories from Washington to Trump. John Dickerson takes us through the history and evolution of the Executive Branch from the original blueprint to current day complexities and how it's morphed thru the decades. For this reason, presidents often find it difficult to transition from campaigning to governing. Reading it took my week-end and I don't need it back. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 2) (Pacific War Trilogy): War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World, Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. Please try again. The writing style is very current and readable, broken up with sub-heads. "The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency" paints a wonderful and insightful overview with respect to the human elements of many American Presidents as Mr. Dickerson guides us through the evolution of the responsibilities of the office. Here, Dickerson doesn't simply tell us about a single person nor does he focus on the relationships between those who have held the office. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. I'd like to give it seven stars. "The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency" paints a wonderful and insightful overview with respect to the human elements of many American Presidents as Mr. Dickerson guides us through the evolution of the responsibilities of the office. I've read The President's Club by Nancy Gibbs. Had I read this book before my most recent 2 letters to my Congressional delegation from NC regarding balance of power and working with a brinksman, I could have simply sent a copy of this book and said "Chapters 10-12. The narrative is thought provoking and makes the reader realize not only how truly impossible this job has become for one individual but also the various demanding, shifting roles and crushing expectations. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. ", Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020. : From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump, Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America's Soul, Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump. Mr. Dickerson draws upon the experiences of many presidents throughout history as well as the various aspects of the office of the presidency. There's a problem loading this menu right now. If you're a fan of John's other superb books, Whistlestop, and On Her Trail, or an aficionado of historical biographies, American History and current events, you will definitely enjoy it. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I've enjoyed all to different extents. Rather, Dickerson's book is a bit more akin to The Gatekeepers, by Chris Whipple, who detailed what it is like to be Chief of Staff to the President of the United States by weaving a tapestry of anecdotes that illustrated common themes for how a CoS could help a President's Administration succeed. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. The USA is embroiled in what many describe as one of the most important election cycles in many decades. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. This is followed by an excellent discussion of how presidential campaigns have evolved - particularly since JFK. Learn more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History, On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News', The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World, Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 (Vol. I thought this book would be more about the various presidents, what challenges (personal, professional) they faced in office, how they faced their various challenges, possibly how their life prior to the presidency prepared (or not) them for these challenges. Here Dickerson does something similar, but focuses instead on the men (so far) who have been elected to the highest office. John Dickerson has delivered a real gem that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. With over 100 page bibliography and about 30 page index, this is a well researched case for what the presidency historically was, is and could possibly be. Excellent and thought provoking analysis, kudos to John for all the hard work that went into researching and writing this book. Why the Presidency is truly "The Most Difficult Job in the World. This the analysis is quite up to date. The quality of the writing is excellent and the content is well researched. First off, loooove the front cover, it couldn't have been better if it was posed & beamed to JD years later, an iconic choice! Something went wrong. I've read biographies of Washington, Jefferson, Grant, GHWB, and others by the likes of Chernow and Meacham. It is not "beach reading" but does not read like a political college text either. 1) (Pacific War Trilogy): War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941–1942, The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 (Vol. However, this book seems very much politically aimed against Trump -- really more "how awful Trump is compared to his predecessors". Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2020. However, this does not occur until the very last section. Sadly, I got around to reading it too late for me to get my money back... A well-researched, colorful treatise on the United States Presidency, Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. These ebooks can only be redeemed by recipients in the US. Well worth the investment of time and money. The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency, Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Please try again. John Dickerson's "The Hardest Job in the World" tackles three major components: the responsibilities of the president once s/he is in office, the campaigning to get elected to the presidency, and the world of the presidency in its current state. If you try to do everything as president, Dickerson shows, you cannot accomplish anything. Please try again. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Listeners to The Political Gabfest will already be aware of John Dickerson's extensive knowledge of the presidency and ability to communicate the historical context of the presidency in an accessible and very human way. Please try your request again later. This eloquent book offers a clear backstop to the relevance and responsibilities associated with the office of the American President. 3) (Pacific War Trilogy), “Dickerson has a gift for effectively mixing anecdote and history, as he did so well in. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. This is it, so smart and insightful and non-partisan of course, which is very refreshing these days. There is a lot of ground to cover in this book. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. Knowledge can be liberating and during these critical times, Mr. Dickerson's book offers us a satisfying opportunity to broaden our perceptions. Unable to add item to List. A must read for any teacher of government or American studies, Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2020. John Dickerson has delivered a real gem that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading.
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