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Burns, James MacGregor

Overview
Works: 211 works in 1,043 publications in 9 languages and 40,364 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Interviews  Textbooks  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Other
Classifications: JK274, 973
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Government by the people by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

197 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,469 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
Leadership by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,358 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
Roosevelt: the soldier of freedom by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

42 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 3,150 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
The vineyard of liberty by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 2,208 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 )

50 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A measure of analysis and a few judgments on the president at a crucial point of his history
Government by the people; the dynamics of American National, State, and local government by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

109 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,620 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 workshop of democracy by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Franklin Roosevelt's taking office in March of 1933, the author chronicles the most extraordinary period in American history--a time of depression, war, social and cultural upheaval, and incredible economic prosperity.He offers shrewd portraits of the nine presidents who seved over the 56 years
Packing the court : the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme Court by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,496 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
George Washington by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,426 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A people's charter : the pursuit of rights in America by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,084 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
Encyclopedia of leadership by George R Goethals( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,064 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
State and local politics : government by the people by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncommon sense by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 907 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political scientist and leadership expert examines the decline of presidential leadership in America and sets forth proposals for change
Cobblestone leadership : majority rule, minority power by James MacGregor Burns( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James MacGregor Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an interview with Bill Moyers historian James MacGregor Burns discusses the decline of political parties in presidential politics and problems this has created both in presidential campaigns and in governing from the White House. He also addresses voter apathy in America and the kind of leadership needed to deal with problems whose solutions require efforts that go beyond ideology and terms of office
 
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Roosevelt: the soldier of freedom
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LeadershipRoosevelt: the soldier of freedomThe three Roosevelts : patrician leaders who transformed AmericaThe crosswinds of freedomPacking the court : the rise of judicial power and the coming crisis of the Supreme CourtGeorge WashingtonA people's charter : the pursuit of rights in AmericaEncyclopedia of leadership