How did we get here? : from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump

How did we get here? : from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump
Dallek, Robert
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In the twentieth century, America endured numerous struggles, from economic depression to the war in Iraq. Each struggle gave rise to demagogues, as did the growth and reach of mass media. Donald Trump's 2016 election has presented a new challenge. How did past politics and presidential administrations pave the way for this current assault on American democracy? Dallek considers a century of modern administrations, from Teddy Roosevelt to today, shining a light on the personalities behind the politics and the voters who elected each. He reminds us that the only constant in history is change, but whether for good or ill the choice is Americans' to make. -- adapted from jacket

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Presidents--United States--History--20th century.
Presidents--United States--History--21st century.
Political leadership--United States--History--20th century.
Political leadership--United States--History--21st century.

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ISBN:

9780062872999 (hardback)

ISBN:

0062872990 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Dallek, Robert,

Title:

How did we get here? : from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump / Robert Dallek.

Edition:

First edition

Publication Info:

New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Publication Info:

©2020

Physical description:

258 pages ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Contents:

Introduction -- Theodore Roosevelt: "Master therapist of the middle classes" -- Woodrow Wilson: triumph and tragedy -- Franklin D. Roosevelt: prophet of a new order -- Harry S. Truman: the tribulations of a great president -- Dwight D. Eisenhower: the general as peacemaker -- John F. Kennedy: the making of an icon -- Lyndon B. Johnson: flawed giant -- Richard M. Nixon: America in crisis -- Jimmy Carter: the moralist as politician -- Ronald Reagan: the media president -- Trump: In the shadow of history.

Subject term:

Presidents--United States--History--20th century.

Subject term:

Presidents--United States--History--21st century.

Subject term:

Political leadership--United States--History--20th century.

Subject term:

Political leadership--United States--History--21st century.

Geographic term:

United States--Politics and government--History.

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