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Cover Image: Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Third Edition
  • Date: 09/24/2008
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $135.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-87289-529-4
  • Pages: 511

  • Format: Online Edition
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Vital Statistics on the Presidency, Third Edition
Lyn Ragsdale, Rice University


Looking beyond the individual office holders to the office itself, this third edition of Vital Statistics on the Presidency covers George Washington’s tenure through the 2008 primary season. The book’s expansive view of the presidency allows readers to recognize major themes across administrations, and reach overall conclusions about the nature of the institution and its future. The illuminating data is put into context by thoughtful essays explaining key statistical patterns, making this third edition an intriguing and comprehensive reference to important patterns throughout the history of the presidency.
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“An essential source for all libraries.”

- Choice

"... presents the data in an easy-to-find and easy-to-read format." - Book News

"This work stands out as a unique reference source that shows a way to understand and study the American presidency quantitatively. It is highly recommended." - American Reference Books Annual
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Lyn Ragsdale, Rice University
Lyn Ragsdale is the dean of Rice University’s School of Social Sciences.
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