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Author Raphael, Ray.
Title Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive / Ray Raphael.
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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 Floor3  JK511 .R36 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 324 p. ; 25 cm.
Series A Borzoi book
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-309) and index.
Contents Part I. Precedents (for better and mostly worse): little gods on earth: monarchs and their governors; revolution and the retreat from executive authority -- Part II. Conjuring the office: first draft; second guesses; Gouverneur Morris's final push -- Part III. Field tests: selling the plan; the launch; Washington and the challenge to transcendent leadership; system failure: partisan politics and the election of 1800; Jefferson stretches the limits.
Summary Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
ISBN 0307595277 (hardcover)
9780307595270 (hardcover)
OCLC number 747232711