By A Customer
This review is from: The American Presidency: An Intellectual History (Hardcover)
After reading this book, I feel I really understand the institution of the presidency. Dr. McDonald begins by discussing what sources the founding fathers used in formulating the office of the presidency. Then he discusses how it was implemented primarily through the presidencies of Washington (of which Alexander Hamilton played a major role)and Jefferson. The final portion of the book points out how the institution of the presidency has evolved over time. In short, McDonald has presented a complete history of the presidency.