Book Discussion on Presidential Ambition

Richard Shenkman talked about his book, Presidential Ambition: How the American Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power, and Got Things Done,… read more

Richard Shenkman talked about his book, Presidential Ambition: How the American Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power, and Got Things Done, published by HarperCollins. The book examines the methods presidents use to wield influence and the qualities that separate them from other Americans. The author asserts that the most successful American presidents found ways to expand their power and manipulate both the press and the general public. close

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Book Discussion on Presidential Ambition

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Program ID:
121914-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 1999
Last Aired:
Feb 18, 2006

Airing Details

  • Mar 21, 1999 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 21, 1999 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 22, 1999 | 5:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 1999 | 12:42am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 1999 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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