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Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive

by Raphael, Ray.

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Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized. Full description

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Summary: Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized.
Physical Description: 324 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-309) and index.
ISBN: 9780307595270 (hardcover)
0307595277 (hardcover)
Author Notes: Ray Raphael 's fifteen books include A People's History of the American Revolution: How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence (2001) and Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past (2004). He is also coeditor of Revolutionary Founders: Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation (2011). Having taught at Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods and all subjects in a one-room public high school, he is now a full-time researcher and writer. He lives in Northern California.
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