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The Obama Presidency in the Constitutional Order: A First Look

by Melanie Marlowe, Carol McNamara, Anthony Corrado & James W. Ceaser et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 18, 2011)

The Obama administration is shaping up to be one of the most consequential in recent American history. In this book, a diverse group of presidential scholars step back from the partisan debate to consider the...


Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

by Michael J. Pomante Ii & Scot Schraufnagel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 18, 2014)

This dictionary has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders,...


The Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2008)

Prominent political analyst and historian, Allan J. Lichtman, presents thirteen historical factors, or 'keys,' that have successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections from 1860 to 2004.


The Presidency and Economic Policy

by Chris J. Dolan, John Frendreis & Raymond Tatalovich Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 02, 2007)

The Presidency and the Economic Policy offers an update on how economic issues have developed and evolved since the first version of the book was published in 1994. This book addresses the extent to which the...


Lessons from a Diplomatic Life: Watching Flowers from Horseback

by Marshall P. Adair Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 2012)

This first-hand account of the author’s work with foreign governments and populations provides a unique outlook that has critical policy implications today. Through this retelling, Adair illuminates how the...


Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

by James A. Thurber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 11, 2013)

Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials...


Why Presidents Fail: White House Decision Making from Eisenhower to Bush II

by Richard M. Pious Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2008)

Why Presidents Fail takes a fresh look at cases that became defining events in presidencies from Dwight D. Eisenhower through George W. Bush and uses these cases to draw generalizations about presidential power,...


What a President Should Know: An Insider's View on How to Succeed in the Oval Office

by Lawrence B. Lindsey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2007)

In dual briefings to the American public and the next occupant of the Oval Office, this book provides intriguing insight into the process of creating and managing the government and outlines what the most likely...


Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism

by Ronald J. Pestritto Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 20, 2005)

Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism highlights Wilson's sharp departure from the traditional principles of American government, most notably the Constitution. Ronald J. Pestritto persuasively argues...


Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

by Michael J. Pomante Ii & Scot Schraufnagel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2018)

Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. In a country with a rich history of racial animosities, Obama represents a notable deviation in the trajectory of America’s presidential...


Atlas of the 2016 Elections

by Robert H. Watrel, Ryan Weichelt, Fiona M. Davidson & John Heppen et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 22, 2018)

The 2016 presidential election was one of the most dramatic upsets in US political history. Virtually all pre-election polls indicated Democrat Hillary Clinton ahead of Republican Donald Trump in the popular...


Presidential Libraries and Museums

by Christian A. Nappo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

  • Location and history
  • Endowments
  • Opening hours, number of visitors, and other facts
  • Collections and permanent exhibits

This first reference guide to all twenty-five libraries and museums is a ready reference providing...


Presidential Leadership

by George C. Edwards III, Kenneth R. Mayer & Stephen J. Wayne Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 12, 2018)

With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of...


The Contemporary Congress

by Burdett A. Loomis & Wendy J. Schiller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

In an era of heightened partisanship and increased polarization, The Contemporary Congress offers a clear and concise introduction to legislative processes. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for...


Destiny's Consul: America's Greatest Presidents

by Michael P. Riccards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 19, 2012)

In Destiny’s Consul: America’s Greatest Presidents, presidential scholar Michael P. Riccards provides a concise introduction to the lives, presidencies, and personal qualities of ten great individuals whom...


The Trump Presidency

by Steven E. Schier Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2017)

Donald Trump’s stunning and surprising election to the US presidency has convulsed the political, academic, and journalistic worlds. No president has taken the oath of office with as little political experience....


The Presidency in Black and White

by April Ryan & Hon. Elijah Cummings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 18, 2017)

2016 NAACP Image Award Nominee, Essence Top 10 books of 2015, African American Literary Show Inc. 2015 Best Non Fiction Award

When the award-winning The Presidency in Black and White first appeared, readers were...


Campaign for President

by The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2017)

In this book, a distinguished group of presidential campaign staff, journalists, and political observers take us inside the 2016 race for the Republican and Democratic nominations and general election, guiding...


Rivals for Power

by James A. Thurber & Jordan Tama Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 14, 2017)

Despite the fact that Republicans control two of the three branches of government following the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between the president and Capitol Hill continues to be strained. Underscoring...


Defying the Odds

by James W. Ceaser, Andrew E. Busch & John J. Pitney Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 01, 2017)

Bitterness and joy, outrage and satisfaction, shame and pride, escapes to safe places and displays of celebration—these were just a few of the conflicting reactions that greeted the election of Donald Trump....


Historical Dictionary of the Reagan-Bush Era

by Richard S. Conley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 09, 2017)

From the vantage point of the 2016 presidential election and the deepening polarization of American politics in recent decades, it is striking how much more distant the Reagan-Bush era of the 1980s and early...


The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective

by Gary Dorrien Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2012)

While attacks from the right on Barack Obama and his administration have been unrelenting, American Progressives have not shrunk away from harsh words for a presidents whose election they once pronounced an...


Debating the Obama Presidency

by Steven E. Schier Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2016)

In the first book to present both the arguments for and against Barack Obama’s presidency and its policies, prominent political scientists and Washington think tank scholars address Obama’s domestic, economic...


Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics

by Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier & David A. Hopkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 27, 2015)

Brimming with data and examples from the 2008 and 2012 elections, and laced with previews of 2016, the fourteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process...


The American Vice Presidency: From the Shadow to the Spotlight

by Jody C. Baumgartner & Thomas F. Crumblin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 23, 2015)

Concise yet comprehensive, The American Vice Presidency is the fullest and most accurate examination of the office of the vice president to date, covering the origins and constitutional roots of the institution,...


Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

by Richard Dean Burns & Joseph M. Siracusa Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 07, 2015)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access...


Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House

by Allan J. Lichtman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2016)

In Predicting the Next President political analyst and historian Allan J. Lichtman presents thirteen historical factors, or “keys” (four political, seven performance, and two personality), that determine...


Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Presidency

by Richard S. Conley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 14, 2015)

The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Presidency contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on the development...


The Imperiled Presidency: Leadership Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

by G. Calvin Mackenzie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 03, 2016)

The Imperiled Presidency: Presidential Leadership in the 21st Century calls for a dramatic re-evaluation of the American president’s role within the separation of powers system. In contrast with claims by...


Pandora's Trap: Presidential Decision Making and Blame Avoidance in Vietnam and Iraq

by Thomas Preston Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 16, 2011)

How important is presidential personality and leadership style in foreign policy decisions? To answer this question, Thomas Preston takes readers inside the Bush administration's decision-making process and...


Honored Guests: Citizen Heroes and the State of the Union

by Stephen Frantzich Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2010)

In 1982, Ronald Reagan invited Lenny Skutnick-the government employee who dove into the icy waters of the Potomac River to rescue passengers following the crash of Air Florida Flight 90-to sit with First Lady...


Presidential Elections: Strategies and Structures of American Politics

by Nelson W. Polsby, Aaron Wildavsky, Steven E. Schier & David A. Hopkins Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 16, 2011)

Brimming with data and examples from the historic 2008 election, and laced with previews of 2012, the thirteenth edition of this classic text offers a complete overview of the presidential election process from...