Bitter Harvest: FDR, Presidential Power and the Growth of the Presidential Branch (Paperback)

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This book argues that modern presidents could learn much from Franklin Roosevelt's method of organizing his presidency. Roosevelt consciously avoided a large, functionally specialized White House bureaucracy. Instead, he developed staff agencies composed mostly of civil servants and personally managed them using competitive administrative practices. Matthew Dickinson is the first scholar to reconstruct the methods FDR used and his research suggests modern presidents could benefit greatly by studying them.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521653954
ISBN-10: 0521653959
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 22nd, 1999
Pages: 284
Language: English