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The Evolving American Presidency

Accidental Presidents

Death, Assassination, Resignation, and Democratic Succession

Authors: Abbott, P.

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Accidental presidents, those who assume office as a result of death, assassination or resignation, struggle to establish their legitimacy. This book examines and evaluates the strategies of nine accidental presidents, from John Tyler to Gerald Ford, to demonstrate authority and their capacity to govern.

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PHILIP R. ABBOTT is Distinguished University Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

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"Philip Abbott has written an important book on a neglected topic. Scholars of the American presidency will want to read this work, but so, too, will informed citizens. Everyone interested in the behind-the-scene realities of how our accidental presidents came to power will profit from reading this book." - Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, Baylor University

"Philip Abbott is one of the most insightful scholars of the presidency working today. In Accidental Presidents, Abbott explores the peculiar difficulties that accidental presidents, those who come to office by the death or resignation of their elected predecessor, have in establishing their legitimacy and authority. Abbott shows that while some accidental presidents succeed better than others, their political path is invariably steep and rocky." - Cal Jillson, Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University

"This thoughtful treatise details the circumstances that led each [accidental president] to choose an approach and examines the strategy s success or failure. Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries." - Choice


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accidental Presidents
Book Subtitle
Death, Assassination, Resignation, and Democratic Succession
Authors
Series Title
The Evolving American Presidency
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61303-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230613034
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60766-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37435-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 233
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