The Presidents

By Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, and C-Span
Special Contributions by: Douglas Brinkley, Edna Greene Medford, and Richard Norton Smith


Noted Historians Rank America’s Best–and Worst–Chief Executives


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Based on interviews conducted over the years with a variety of presidential biographers, this book provides not just a complete ranking of our presidents, but stories and analyses that capture the character of the men who held the office. From Abraham Lincoln’s political savvy and rhetorical gifts to James Buchanan’s indecisiveness, this book teaches much about what makes a great leader — and what does not.

About the Authors
Brian Lamb is C-SPAN’s founding CEO, chairman, and longtime on-camera interviewer.

Susan Swain is C-SPAN’s co-CEO and, in addition to her senior management role at the network, has been an on-camera host for C-SPAN for more than thirty years, interviewing public officials, historians, and journalists for the public affairs network. The Presidents is her ninth book project with C-SPAN and PublicAffairs.

Product Description
Publisher : PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (April 23, 2019)
Hardcover : 560 pages
ISBN : 978-1541774339
Item Weight : 1.78 pounds
Dimensions : 6.25 x 2 x 9.75 inches

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Weight 28.48 oz
Dimensions 6.25 × 2 × 9.75 in