How to Get Rid of a President

History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives
Product Number: EB00721036
Released: Nov 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781541742086
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, maneuvers, and conspiracies that have attempted—successfully and not—to remove unwanted presidents To limit executive power, the founding fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders. Even so, Americans have often resorted to more dramatic paths to disempower the chief executive. The American presidency has seen it all, from rejecting a sitting president's renomination bid and undermining their authority in office to the more drastic methods of impeachment, and, most brutal of all, assassination. How to Get Rid of a President showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, personal betrayal, and backroom shenanigans. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.

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Author(s): David Priess
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2018

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Author(s): David Priess
Genre: History
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Released: Nov 13, 2018
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ISBN: #9781549177101
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Author(s): David Priess
Product Number Z100142375
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