Presidential Briefings Series

Series Editor:

The books in the Presidential Briefings series provide concise and readable introductions to topics of general interest to students of the presidency. By approaching their subjects from the vantage point of what a president most needs to know, and what we as citizens most need to know about the presidency, these books provide a highly practical and accessible overview of an important subject related to the presidency. This series provides a wonderful opportunity for scholars, whether new or established, to publish concise and authoritative books on a wide range of presidency topics.

  • Governing the Military book cover

    Governing the Military

    1st Edition

    By Andrew L. Stigler

    A military is the most significant tool of a nation’s foreign policy, and (hopefully) the tool of last resort. Yet the control a civilian leader has over the military is, in many respects, an encumbered and fractured control. The military’s organizational culture, role in society, size, and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Presidential Relations with Congress book cover

    Presidential Relations with Congress

    1st Edition

    By Richard S. Conley

    The presidential-congressional relationship is the most important and vivid of all the inter-branch relationships. It defines presidential activities, priorities, and successes. No president, from Eisenhower to Nixon to Reagan, has been able to ignore or denigrate that relationship. …

    Paperback – 2016-12-30
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Picking Judges book cover

    Picking Judges

    1st Edition

    By Nancy Maveety

    What defines a president? Is it policymaking? A good relationship with the American people? Or is it legacy? Most would argue that legacy imprints a president in the American consciousness. A president's federal judicial appointees may be his or her most lasting political legacy. Because federal…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Presidential Leadership in an Age of Change book cover

    Presidential Leadership in an Age of Change

    1st Edition

    By Michael Genovese

    The American public hungers for a heroic leader. From John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, every American president has left office either under a cloud or as a failed leader. Michael A. Genovese argues that presidents are set up for failure; it is not specific presidents but the presidency itself…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Making Foreign Policy Decisions: Presidential Briefings book cover

    Making Foreign Policy Decisions

    Presidential Briefings, 1st Edition

    By Christopher J. Fettweis

    It is often said that voters hold presidents responsible for two things: the economy and foreign policy. Economic performance is generally beyond presidential control, but foreign policy is defined by the president. The White House is justifiably blamed or credited for how it manages relations with…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series

  • Political Rhetoric: A Presidential Briefing Book book cover

    Political Rhetoric

    A Presidential Briefing Book, 1st Edition

    By Mary E. Stuckey

    Rhetoric is among the most important and least understood elements of presidential leadership. Presidents have always wielded rhetoric as one tool of governance—and that rhetoric was always intended to facilitate political ends, such as image building, persuasion of the mass public, and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
    Routledge
    Presidential Briefings Series