The President’s Call

Executive Leadership from FDR to George Bush

Given the range of scandals that have emerged from the layers of Presidential Appointments with Senate ratification (PAS) since Watergate, it is very helpful to have a book that examines the area of the PAS, their performance, attitudes and relations with career civil servants. . . . Very informative and interesting read for students of American politics, and Presidential politics specialists in particular.
Talking Politics

Judith Michaels provides an in-depth examination of the Senate-confirmed presidential appointees of the Gorge H. W. Bush administration, and analyzes what these choices reveal about him, his administration, and the institution of political appointments itself. She compares this research to other administrations in the modern era. Particularly fascinating is how Bush's appointees compare with those of Ronald Reagan.