Peri E. Arnold is professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame and author of Making the Managerial Presidency: Comprehensive Executive Reorganization, 1905-1996, winner of the Louis Brownlow Award.
An engaging and persuasive account of presidential leadership in the Progressive Era. The reader comes away with a renewed appreciation for the political skills of these three presidents as well as a heightened sensitivity to the institutional constraints and opportunities each faced. Richard Ellis, author of Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush ""A very important book that will strengthen Arnold's reputation as America's foremost institutional historian of the presidency."" Benjamin Ginsberg, coauthor of Presidential Power: Unchecked and Unbalanced