"This is the first book on the presidency that leaves one with the feeling that he has read a comprehensive treatment of the subject. The others seem to concentrate on fragments such as legalities of the office, the presidency's severe limitations, or its potential to befuddle its occupant's good sense. Hess encompasses all of these plus presidential management and decision-making styles, cabinet and White House staff recruitment, and presidential-White House staff-cabinet interaction." -- Carl Grafton, The Annals of the American Academy
"[A]ny president would benefit from reading Mr. Hess's analysis and any reader will enjoy the elegance with which it is written and the author's wide knowledge and good sense." - The Economist
"...magnificent study" -- John Osborne, The New Republic
"...a remarkable book" -- Stanley Karnow, Newsweek
"...excellent book" -- Alan L. Otten, The Wall Street Journal
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Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Distinguished Research Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He has been engaged in presidential transitions since he was a young speechwriter in the EisenhowerWhite House. He returned to the White House with President Richard Nixon, helped Jimmy Carter reorganize the Executive Office and advised the presidential transition teams of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and GeorgeW. Bush. His numerous books include Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States (Brookings, 2005) and Organizing the Presidency (Brookings, 3rd ed in 2002 with James Pfiffner).Review:
"Any president would benefit from reading Mr. Hess's analysis and any reader will enjoy the elegance with which it is written and the author's wide knowledge and good sense." — Economist
"Stephen Hess is an eminently sensible man and in this book he has produced some eminently sensible advice to Presidents." — Washington Post Book World
"Notable for its broad coverage, considerable insight, and graceful writing." — Presidential Studies Quarterly
"A remarkable book." — Newsweek
"This is the first book on the presidency that leaves one with the feeling that he has read a comprehensive treatment of the subject." — Annals of the American Academy
"Hess, considered one of the best analysts of White House organizations..." —Paul Bedard, White House Weekly, 12/3/2002
"...this new edition of Organizing the Presidency is not merely an updated version of an enduring classic. It is, instead, a vigorous argument for president-centered research of the presidency, on the grounds that it is individuals who make and unmake institutions." —MaryAnne Borrelli, Connecticut College, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 9/1/2003
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Book Description Brookings Institution, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0815735871