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Burns, James MacGregor

Works: 301 works in 1,589 publications in 6 languages and 51,159 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Textbooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, wpr, Creator, Other
Classifications: E807, B
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Roosevelt : the soldier of freedom by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 3,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divisions between a man of ideals and a protector of presidential authority is the focus of this detailed study of Roosevelt during the difficult war years
Government by the people by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

219 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes this new biography unique is McLynn's perceptive analysis of both the personalities around Napoleon (including his two wives and a very large family) and the events of his spectacular career. His obsession with his family, and his conviction that every man has his price, reveal Napoleon as closer to a modern Mafia godfather than a visionary European."--Jacket
Roosevelt : the lion and the fox by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

68 editions published between 1956 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a portrait of the only man in history to win election to a third and fourth term as president of the United States. The symbol of strength and power to a nation besieged by war and depression, Roosevelt is described as one of the greatest players in the game of politics. This book is one man's view of his many facets
Leadership by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic study, ranging from the salons of eighteenth-century Paris to the revolutionary cadres of the present century, views leadership as dialectic, synthetic, collective, and consciousness-raising and scrutinizes its causes and effects
Encyclopedia of leadership( )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors' eclectic, interdisciplinary, and global approach goes far beyond the usual literature on management to create a broad foundation for this developing field, drawing concepts and examples from religion, philosophy, business, politics, the arts, and other fields. Entries are often accompanied by sidebars with excerpts from primary texts and by pull quotes with stimulating epigrams. Many articles include extended case studies of leaders ranging from Alexander the Great to Louis B. Mayer."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005
The vineyard of liberty by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines the history of the United States from the framing of the Constitution to Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863
John Kennedy: a political profile by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

40 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A measure of analysis and a few judgments on the president at a crucial point of his history
The workshop of democracy by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of Burns's acclaimed history of America, from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Great Depression Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address pointed to a new way to preserve an old hope-that democracy might prove a vibrant and lasting form of government for people of different races, religions, and aspirations. The scars of the Civil War would not soon heal, but with that one short speech, the president held out the possibility that such a nation might not simply survive, but flourish. The Workshop of Democracy explores more than a half-century of dramatic growth and transformation of the American landscape, through the addition of dozens of new states, the shattering tragedy of the First World War, the explosion of industry, and, in the end, the emergence of the United States as an new global power
The crosswinds of freedom by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume of Burns's classic history of the American Experiment, from the election of FDR to the final days of the Cold War "Crosswinds of Freedom" is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world's sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation's complex cultural tapestry, Burns's work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the "American Century."
The three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In war and in peace, the twentieth century was the Roosevelt century. From Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal and battles with the plutocrats of the Gilded Age, to Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and wartime leadership, to Eleanor Roosevelt's pivotal work on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and vital role in the Civil Rights movement, their crusades dramatically reshaped the political and moral landscape of our nation." "In The Three Roosevelts, author James MacGregor Burns and historian Susan Dunn illuminate the intertwining lives of these leaders, who emerged from the closed society of New York's wealthy Knickerbocker elite to become America's most powerful advocates for social and economic justice. As Burns and Dunn follow the evolution of the Roosevelt political philosophy, they explore how Theodore's example of dynamic leadership would inspire the careers of his distant cousin Franklin and his niece Eleanor."--Jacket
The deadlock of democracy; four-party politics in America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

54 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packing the court : the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme Court by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a critique of how an unstable, unaccountable, and frequently partisan Supreme Court has come to wield more power than the founding fathers ever intended. In this book the author turns his eye to an institution of government that he believes has become more powerful, and more partisan, than the founding fathers envisioned, the Supreme Court. Remarkable as it might seem today, the framers did not intend the Supreme Court to be the ultimate arbiter in all constitutional issues, and instead foresaw a more limited role for the highest court in the land. As the author reminds us, the Constitution does not grant the Supreme Court the power of judicial review, that is, the authority to strike down laws passed by Congress and signed by the president. And yet from John Marshall to John Roberts, Supreme Court justices have used this power to obstruct the acts of presidents and Congress, often derailing progressive reform as a result. In doing so, he argues, they have disrupted the system of checks and balances so carefully enshrined in our Constitution. The term "packing the court" is most commonly applied to Franklin Roosevelt's failed attempt to expand the size of the court after a conservative bench repeatedly overturned key New Deal legislation, effectively blocking his efforts to fight the Great Depression. But the author shows that FDR was not the only president to confront a high court that seemed bent on fighting popular mandates for change. Many of our most effective leaders, from Jefferson to Lincoln to the two Roosevelts, have clashed with powerful justices who refused to recognize the claims of popularly elected majorities. In this book the authot reveals how these battles have threatened the nation's welfare in the most crucial moments of our history, from the Civil War to the Great Depression, and may do so again. The rise of judicial power is especially troubling given the erratic and partisan appointment process. Presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush have tried to pack the bench with loyalists who reflect their views, and much as we like to believe the court remains above the political fray, the author recounts how often justices behave like politicians in robes. Now, more than eight years after Bush v. Gore, ideological justices have the tightest grip on the court in recent memory. Drawing on over two centuries of Supreme Court history, this work offers a critique of judicial supremacy, and concludes with a proposal to strip the court of its power to frustrate democratic leadership
Presidential Government; the crucible of leadership by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Washington by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the contributions of America's first president, tracing his accomplishments as a Revolutionary War hero and explaining how his decisions as president established precedents for the future governing of America
The power to lead : the crisis of the American presidency by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire and light : how the enlightenment transformed our world by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian James MacGregor Burns explores the most daring and transformational intellectual movement in history, the European and American Enlightenment In this engaging, provocative history, James MacGregor Burns brilliantly illuminates the two-hundred-year conflagration of the Enlightenment, when audacious questions and astonishing ideas tore across Europe and the New World, transforming thought, overturning governments, and inspiring visionary political experiments
Edward Kennedy and the Camelot legacy by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and Chinese and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running alone : presidential leadership-- JFK to Bush II : why it has failed and how we can fix it by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political scientist and leadership expert examines the decline of presidential leadership in America and sets forth proposals for change
A people's charter : the pursuit of rights in America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published on the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, this is a sweeping chronicle of the struggle for political and economic justice. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James MacGregor Burns and Stewart Burns trace America's tenuous hold on freedom from the time of the 13 colonies' exclusionist voting practices to Ronald Reagan's campaign against the First Amendment reinforced by private "new right" groups and fundamentalists. They also analyze antislavery and workers' struggles, the detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II, McCarthy-era abuses, civil rights, women's activism, and encroachments by the FBI on personal freedoms. The authors envisage a "Great Majority" dependent on women's leadership coming to power and establishing a massive rights program, and conclude that rights measures in the United States have been "too little, too late, too short-lived." ISBN 0-394-57763-9: $30.00
Government by the people; the dynamics of American national government by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

77 editions published between 1927 and 1978 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Roosevelt : the soldier of freedom
Government by the peopleRoosevelt : the lion and the foxLeadershipEncyclopedia of leadershipThe crosswinds of freedomThe three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed AmericaPacking the court : the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme CourtGeorge Washington
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