• The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction

  • By: Charles O. Jones
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-07-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.0 (2 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

Kevin Young’s avuncular, plainspoken performance pairs well with Charles O. Jones’ understated prose in The American Presidency: A Very Short Introduction.
Written in 2007, when the expansion of presidential power first started being questioned, Jones’ short volume provides an overview of the highest political office in the United States. The author writes eloquently about the development of the executive branch, and uses historical examples to describe both the president’s powers and limitations.
Young performs Jones’ commentary in a steady, cascading style, and his mature voice and authority will make listeners feel as though they’re in the seminar room with their favorite professor.
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Publisher's Summary

Presidential authority Charles O. Jones provides a marvelously concise survey of the American presidency that’s packed with surprising observations about the way assertive leaders enhanced presidential power and how such factors as philosophy, relations with Congress, and outside events have all influenced presidential authority. He also sheds light on the political process of selecting presidents, from the days of the deadlocked conventions to the rise of the primary system after World War II.
©2007 Charles O. Jones (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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