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Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Michael A. Genovese
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 081607366X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7366-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $95.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 624


Praise for the previous edition:
New York Public Library "Best of Reference"

"...interesting...useful..."—American Reference Books Annual

"...a good starting point for research...a useful ready-reference tool."—School Library Journal

The most up-to-date reference of its kind, Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Revised Edition is the definitive guide to the role of the president from the American Revolution through the present day. Offering a complete account of every presidential election in U.S. history, this fully revised A-to-Z encyclopedia will make a great first stop for students and general readers looking for information on the executive branch of the American government. Its comprehensive scope spans the relationship between the executive and the other branches of government, court cases, elections, political opponents, scandals, and more.

A valuable resource that provides concise information, Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Revised Edition contains approximately 700 entries and many wonderful black-and-white illustrations.

Entries include:

  • Bully pulpit
  • Commander in chief
  • Economic policy 
  • Executive privilege 
  • Impeachment
  • Iraq War
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Middle East
  • Military tribunals
  • New Deal
  • Barack Obama
  • Oval Office
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Secret Service
  • Situation room
  • Veto power
  • War powers
  • Watergate
  • White House
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Charts, tables, and graphs. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Michael A. Genovese received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University. An expert in presidential studies, he has many works to his credit including The Presidential Dilemma and The Power of the American Presidency.

Reviews and Awards

"Highly recommended."


"An altogether excellent introduction to the study of the presidency of the United States; articles are informative without being pedantic and interesting while remaining pertinent and to the point...a core title for U.S. government collections."

Library Journal

"An excellent resource about the history of and topics relating to the American presidency...a useful source...recommended for high-school, academic, and public libraries."


"...entries are well written...an excellent addition..."

American Reference Books Annual

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