White House Studies Compendium. Volume 9


Anthony J. Eksterowitz (Editor)
Glenn P. Hastedt (Editor)

Series: White House Studies
BISAC: POL020000

The American presidency has become one of the most powerful offices in the world with the ascendency of American power in the 20th century. ‘White House Studies Compendium’ brings together piercing analyses of the American presidency – dealing with both current issues and historical events. The compendia are the bound issues of ‘White House Studies’ with the addition of a comprehensive subject index. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Choosing a New Direction: The 2008 Presidential Election
(Glen Sussman)
2. Congress on the Line: The 2008 Presidential Election and the Obama Presidency
(Jesse Richman)
3. Campaign Tactics and American Grand Strategy in the Election of 2008 (Joshua Rovner)
4. Passing the Torch Through Political Time: Heir Apparent Presidents and the Governing Party
(Donald A. Zinman)
5. Bush’s Adventures in National Service Policy and Five Lessons for President Obama
(Richard Holtzman)
6. Forging the Eagle’s Sword: President Washington, the Congress, and the Army
(Ryan Staude)
7. Wars of Choice: James Madison, George W. Bush and the Presidential Legacy Question
(Anthony J. Eksterowicz and Glenn P. Hastedt)
8. For Love or For Money: McKinley and the Spanish-American War
(Jeffrey Bloodworth)
9. War Counsel: Military Advice in the White House
(Brent A. Strathman)
10. Presidents and War: Notes on the End of Constitutionalism
(James K. Oliver)
11. Absorbing the First Blow: Truman and the Cold War
(John M. Schuessler)
12. “It’s Not Enough to Say We’re in Vietnam Simply Because Ike Got us There”: Lyndon Johnson and the Constraints of Continuity in Vietnam Policymaking
(Nicole Anslover)
13. Lonesome Dove: The Pope, The President, The Church, and Vietnam, 1963-1969
(Lawrence J. McAndrews)
14. No Winners, No Losers: Reagan, The Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf’s Perpetual Security Dilemma
(Bernd Kaussler)
15. Speech on the Implementation of the GI Bill Extending Educational Benefits to Veterans
(Barack Obama)

Posture and Readiness to Developments in the Iran-Iraq war (April, 5 1984)

16. The Presidency of James Wilson
(Michael H. Taylor and Kevin Hardwick)
17. Post-FDR Republican Presidents’ Adherence to Core Conservative Values
(Steven E. Standridge)
18. Politicians Under the Microscope: Eye Blink Rates During the First Bush-Kerry Presidential Debate
(Patrick A. Stewart and Jonathan “Chad” Mosely)
19. Exploring Partisan Bias in the Electoral College, 1964-2008
(Phillip J. Ardoin)
20. First Ladies and the Cultural Everywoman Ideal: Gender Performance and Representation
(Jill Abraham Hummer)

Government Documents

21. NSC 68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (April 14, 1950) (Excerpts)
22. Report to the American People on Korea (April 11, 1951)
(Harry S. Truman)
23. Remarks on the Cessation of Bombing of North Vietnam
(October 30, 1968)
(Lyndon Baines Johnson)
24. U.S. National Security Directive 114 “U.S. Policy towards the Iran-Iraq war” (November 26, 1983)
25. U.S. National Security Directive 139, “Measures to improve U.S.

Congressional Documents

26. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
27. The War Powers Resolution
28. The Iraq War Resolution


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