Drawing on extensive interviews and archival research, Fred Greenstein reveals that there was great political activity beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower White House In a new foreword to this edition, he discusses developments in the study of the Eisenhower presidency in the dozen years since publication of the first edition and examines the continuing significaDrawing on extensive interviews and archival research, Fred Greenstein reveals that there was great political activity beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower White House In a new foreword to this edition, he discusses developments in the study of the Eisenhower presidency in the dozen years since publication of the first edition and examines the continuing significance of Eisenhower s legacy for the larger understanding of presidential leadership in modern America.
The Hidden Hand Presidency Eisenhower as Leader Drawing on extensive interviews and archival research Fred Greenstein reveals that there was great political activity beneath the placid surface of the Eisenhower White House In a new foreword to thi
bestpresidentialbios 2017 The Hidden Hand Presidency Eisenhower as Leader by Fred Greenstein was published in 1982, just two decades after Eisenhower departed the White House Greenstein is Professor of Politics Emeritus at Princeton University and the author of several books about politics and the presidency His most recent book, Inventing the Job of President Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson, was published in 2009.Apparent from its title, Greenstein s book is not a comp [...]
Really outstanding book for political types Shows just what an effective leader Eisenhower was and why he was terribly effective It was, in part, because he eschewed the spotlight and came off like he wasn t doing much and wasn t very involved Ironically, he was involved in almost everything and was constantly pushing and prodding, but he used his above the fray reputation to actually be much involved in the nitty gritty then anybody else would dare I ve always liked Eisenhower and thought he w [...]
I read this book because Eisenhower, as portrayed therein, is the complete opposite of Trump He focused his presidency on giving the public appearance as the kindly benevolent leader of the country, while working to accomplish his agenda through everyone else on his staff and taking no or little credit for it This is the guy who lead the allied invasion of Europe He knew how to organize, how to lead, and how to accomplish things without taking credit for everything.The book was a good read, but [...]
Interesting evaluation of Eisenhower s leadership style This book was probably shocking when it came out than it is today, as Eisenhower has seen a strong improvement in his standing among historians perhaps in part because of this book But it convincingly argues that Eisenhower s public persona of the detached, folksy grandfather was a deliberate image rather than a representation of reality, and that Eisenhower was deeply involved in his presidential administration.Recommended, and one hopes [...]
Author made the point of noting that this methodology of leadership really depends on the time and political climate you re in The unique setup of the US presidential role as the head of state yet manager of politics makes it a tricky role to play unlike others such as UK which has a crown and prime minister.Eisenhower s ability to manipulate his outer image as an above the politics while steering the administration in directions he wanted McCarthy, Vietnam etc certainly is an eye opener.
There was to Eisenhower as president than what it seemed on the surface.
A Introduction1 An Exemplary President a From 1953 61 the US had a uniquely popular president With JFK the nation would begin a series of ephemeral presidents, birds of passage In his time he was thought of as inept, yet his popularity remained high The presidency is vulnerable today, even though he has powers than his pre 1930 predecessor He is vulnerable because he is so visible b The 2 contradictory roles of president Chief of State where he is the equivalent of a monarch, the symbol of coun [...]
informative look at the Eisenhower presidency Main point is behind the easy going avuncular public figure was a sharp politician and administrator A little and methodical, Written by a Princeton professor.
Excellent book and not too difficult to read for people like me Gives you a whole different perspective on who Eisenhower was as opposed to the image he projected.
The Hidden Hand which I read around the same time is equally a masterclass in leadership It will give you not just a new appreciation of Eisenhower, but teach you how real leaders get things done it s not through talking, it s not through looking tough, it s through organization, delegation and through behind the scenes influence I had no idea how Machiavellian Eisenhower was and while that might seem like an insult, it isn t The perception of Eisenhower was that he was a sweet old guy who didn [...]