How to Get Rid of a President: History's Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives (Compact Disc)

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By David Priess, Jason Culp (Read by)
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A vivid political history of the schemes, plots, political maneuvering, and conspiracies that have attempted-successfully and not-to remove unwanted presidents

To limit executive power, the Founding Fathers created fixed presidential terms of four years, giving voters regular opportunities to remove their leaders. Even so, Americans have often resorted to more dramatic paths to disempower the chief executive. The American presidency has seen it all, from rejecting a sitting president's renomination bid and undermining their authority in office to the more drastic methods of impeachment, and, most brutal of all, assassination.

How To Get Rid of a President showcases the political dark arts in action: a stew of election dramas, national tragedies, and presidential departures mixed with party intrigue, political betrayal, and backroom maneuvers. This briskly paced, darkly humorous voyage proves that while the pomp and circumstance of presidential elections might draw more attention, the way that presidents are removed teaches us much more about our political order.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781549177101
ISBN-10: 1549177109
Publisher: Public Affairs
Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
Language: English