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Greene, John Robert 1955-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 7,762 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: E865, 973.925092
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Most widely held works about John Robert Greene
 
Most widely held works by John Robert Greene
The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford by John Robert Greene( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaching beyond the image of Ford as "healer" of a war-torn and scandal-ridden nation, John Robert Greene extends and revises our understanding of Ford's struggles to restore credibility to the presidency in the wake of Watergate and Vietnam. Few presidents had ever been asked to achieve so much in so little time against such great adversity. Greene shows that Ford's efforts to lead the nation were severely hampered by Nixon's misdeeds, by America's ignominious disengagement from an unpopular war, and by a watchdog Congress eager to put a brake on presidential power. Greene reveals evidence on Ford's roles in Watergate and challenges the prevailing view of the infamous Mayaguez incident. He argues persuasively that Ford made no "deal" with Nixon, but that his pardon of Nixon was costly nonetheless, for it shadowed his entire presidency thereafter. He also shows that the Mayaguez catastrophe was less a simple "rescue mission" than it was an attempt to revive sagging political fortunes by attacking Cambodia. In addition, Greene details Ford's rise to prominence within the Republican Party; chronicles the president's problematic relations with his staff, the new Democratic Congress, and Ronald Reagan; sheds new light on the selection and performance of Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller; offers new insights into the election of 1976; and provides a look at Ford's Amnesty Program for Vietnam Era Draft Evaders. --From publisher's description
The presidency of George Bush by John Robert Greene( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This first comprehensive history of George Bush's administration paints a striking portrait of a "positive moderate," whose accomplishments are often underrated. Greene's is the first book to make use of the entire range of literature on the forty-first president including the Bush Papers at the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A & M University and draws on key interivews with members of his administration and with George Bush himself". -- Jacket
The limits of power : the Nixon and Ford administrations by John Robert Greene( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book argues the thesis that during the Nixon and Ford administrations America discovered the limits of its power, and that both presidents had, therefore, to adjust to new realities in both their domestic and their international activities. It was also the period when the American people first insisted on certain limits to presidential activity, and even forced a powerful president from office for that reason. Like the distinguished preceding books in this series - by Charles Alexander on Eisenhower and Jim Heath on the Kennedy-Johnson years - John Greene's study provides a balanced historical assessment of the Nixon and Ford administrations. The volume focuses on both domestic and foreign policy and presents one of the first true historical judgments about these administrations
Betty Ford : candor and courage in the White House by John Robert Greene( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Robert Greene traces Betty Ford's problems and triumphs from her childhood through her husband's entire political career, including his controversial presidency, which thrust her into an unrelenting media spotlight. He then tells how she confronted her personal demons, and became a symbol of courage for women throughout the nation."--Jacket
America in the sixties by John Robert Greene( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandwiched between the placid fifties and the flamboyant seventies, the sixties, a decade of tumultuous change and stunning paradoxes, is often reduced to a series of slogans, symbols, and media images. In this book the author goes beyond the cliches and synthesizes thirty years of research, writing, and teaching on one of the most turbulent decades of the twentieth century. He sketches the well known players of the period, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Betty Friedan, bringing each to life with subtle detail. He introduces the reader to lesser known incidents of the decade and offers fresh and persuasive insights on many of its watershed events. He argues that the civil rights movement began in 1955 following the death of Emmett Till; that many accomplishments credited to Kennedy were based upon myth, not historical fact, and that his presidency was far from successful; that each of the movements of the period, civil rights, students, antiwar, ethnic nationalism, were started by young intellectuals and eventually driven to failure by activists who had different goals in mind; and that the "counterculture", which has been glorified in today's media as a band of rock singing hippies, had its roots in some of the most provocative social thinking of the postwar period. He chronicles the decade in a thematic manner, devoting individual chapters to such subjects as the legacy of the fifties, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the civil rights movements, and the war in Vietnam
The presidency of George H.W. Bush by John Robert Greene( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after George H. W. Bush lost his reelection bid to Bill Clinton in 1992, John Robert Greene's verdict on the 41st president of the United States was that he "brought no discredit to the office" and "was both patient and prudent...mak[ing] few mistakes." In the years since the release of Greene's profile of the senior Bush, deemed by Publishers Weekly, "the essential introduction to Bush's abbreviated, but still consequential, tenure in office," a wealth of materials about Bush's presidency has become available, even as distance has sharpened our perspective on the Bush years. In this significantly expanded second edition of The Presidency of George H. W. Bush, Greene takes full advantage of newly released documents to revisit Bush's term, to consider his post-presidency accomplishments, and to enhance and clarify our understanding of his place in history. Such milestones as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the fall of the Soviet Union, the savings and loan crisis, and the transition to the Clinton administration receive renewed and far more detailed treatment here, as do the ramifications of George H. W. Bush's positions and policies. Greene also devotes ample attention to Bush's post-presidency, including his relationship with his son, President George W. Bush, as well as the development of his close friendship with Bill Clinton. The elder Bush emerges from this reappraisal as a considerably more activist president, with a more activist administration, than was previously assumed. Greene's concise and readable account, drawing on the contents of the Bush Library, the papers of James A. Baker III, and personal interviews, shows us the 41st president - and thus an important chapter in American history - in a new and more revealing light. -- from dust jacket
Gerald R. Ford : a bibliography by John Robert Greene( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crusade : the presidential election of 1952 by John Robert Greene( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The George H.W. Bush years by John Robert Greene( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully inclusive and up to date, The George H.W. Bush Years provides a detailed survey of Bush and his administration. One hundred A-to-Z biographical entries describe politicians, foreign leaders, and others most important to the Bush presidency, and extensive resources and appendices provide a clear, well-balanced picture of the agendas, events, and accomplishments of the administration."--Jacket
Syracuse University by William Freeman Galpin( Book )

in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nixon-Ford years by John Robert Greene( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers over 350 biographical profiles of key figures in American politics during the Nixon and Ford administrations, and includes a chronology, a list of government officials of the time, and a selection of primary documents
The George W. Bush years by John Robert Greene( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an A-to-Z reference guide to the people, places, policies, and events significant during the presidency of George W. Bush
The Hill : an illustrated biography of Syracuse University, 1870-present by John Robert Greene( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bush( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and career of George H.W. Bush are discussed
Richard M. Nixon : a bibliography by John Robert Greene( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I like Ike : the presidential election of 1952 by John Robert Greene( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in the thirties by John Olszowka( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America in the forties by Ronald Allen Goldberg( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syracuse University by William Freeman Galpin( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The pioneer days.-v. 2 The growing years
America in the nineties by Nina Esperanza Serrianne( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a survey treatment of the 1990s. The trajectory of the narrative follows from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This book seeks to give a voice to historically marginalized communities, while providing an overview of the 1990s. The analysis includes examinations of: the end of the 1980s, America's War in the Gulf, Bush's domestic agenda; The 1992 Campaign, Clinton's domestic agenda; The United States and genocide; globalization; science and technology; pop culture; race relations; LGBT and women's right; and the scandals of the Clinton Administration. The book strikes the balance between providing an analysis of the 1990s, while providing the reader with basic key information about the decade. This book is one of the first of its kind to examine the whole decade and while providing an analysis on a multitude of subjects
 
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The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
Alternative Names
Greene, John R.

Greene, John R. 1955-

Greene, Robert 1955-

Languages
English (90)

Covers
The presidency of George BushBetty Ford : candor and courage in the White HouseAmerica in the sixtiesGerald R. Ford : a bibliographyThe George H.W. Bush yearsThe Nixon-Ford yearsThe George W. Bush years