A Legacy of Leadership: Governors and American History by Clayton McClure Brooks

By Clayton McClure Brooks

In A Legacy of Leadership, most sensible students and newshounds create a brand new framework for knowing the contributions governors have made to defining democracy and shaping American history.

Structured chronologically, A Legacy of Leadership locations governors by contrast and comparability with each other in addition to in the context in their instances to teach how a century of dramatic developments—war and peace, melancholy and prosperity—led governors to reconsider and extend their positions of management. The 9 chapters of compelling new scholarship offered right here attach the reports of dynamic person governors and the evolution of the gubernatorial workplace to the wider demanding situations the U.S. has confronted in the course of the turbulent 20th century. Taken jointly, they display how interstate cooperation turned crucial as governors more and more embraced nationwide and overseas views to advertise their very own states' competitiveness.

Published for the centennial of the nationwide Governors organization, A Legacy of Leadership is an eloquent demonstration of the way, to an excellent quantity, we are living in a rustic that governors created.

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