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Running Alone free pdf Since mid-century, America has witnessed an ominous decline in presidential leadership, culminating in the failing presidency of George W. Bush today. How did this happen? In "Running Alone," the distinguished political scientist and leadership expert James MacGregor Burns finds the origin of the problem in John F. Kennedy's presidential style-and its influence on his successors in the Oval Office. Kennedy rejected collective leadership in favor of a highly personalized executive branch, run by a small group of hand-picked advisors. His successors followed his lead- each in his own way ran and governed alone, exploiting the party base while often ignoring party platforms and party needs. Burns charts the decline of genuine leadership in the Oval Office and offers practical proposals for restoring the kind of transforming leadership that this country so desperately needs. With unsurpassed knowledge of American history and politics, Burns shows us the way forward.

About James MacGregor Burns

One of America's most astute political thinkers, James MacGregor Burns is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College. He is the author of many books on American history and politics, including "Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox" and "Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom" (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award), and "Leadership," still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Author : James MacGregor Burns
Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
Data Published : 01 January 2009
ISBN : 1322435693
EAN : 9781322435695
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 289 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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