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Watson, Robert P. 1962-

Works: 68 works in 302 publications in 2 languages and 18,527 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works about Robert P Watson
Most widely held works by Robert P Watson
George W. Bush : evaluating the president at midterm by Bryan Hilliard( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together presidential scholars, leading voices on the presidency, and former White House aides, this book provides a timely and thorough assessment of George W. Bush at the historic midpoint of his presidency. The book covers Bush's character and leadership style, domestic policy, foreign policy and the War on Terror, and the Bush administration. It concludes with a report card on the Bush presidency, whereby the President, his staff, and his legislative record are graded."--Jacket
Life in the White House : a social history of the first family and the president's house by Robert P Watson( )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This perspective on the White House, one of the most readily identifiable structures in world, brings together the views of librarians, journalists, political advisers, attorneys, researchers, and professors. Filled with anecdotes, little-known facts, and scholarly analysis, the book shows how "The People's House" has been shaped and molded both architecturally and philosophically by the different administrations over the past 200 years." "Life in the White House looks at the social history of the first family, the creation of the president's home, and efforts by first families to carve out a space for the important business of family, while preserving the history of their famous residence. This public museum and private residence, which began as the result of a $500 Jefferson-era architectural design contest, now symbolizes one of the world's great superpowers."--Jacket
The Obama presidency : a preliminary assessment by Robert P Watson( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barack Obama's presidency is a pivotal one in American history, coming at a time of dramatic political change in the United States and amidst an astonishing array of domestic and foreign policy challenges. Here, a group of scholars offers an objective examination of the Obama administration
America's war on terror by Patrick Hayden( )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a cue from the appalling incidents of September 2001, these essays explore the ostensible reasons behind the American war on terrorism, apologize for the pre-emptive nature of the war itself and address the concept of terrorism in the moral discourse of humanity
American first ladies by Robert P Watson( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a biographical essay on each of the First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Laura Bush, including family members who served as First Lady for bachelor or widowed Presidents, and includes overviews of the widely varied roles they have played
First ladies of the United States : a biographical dictionary by Robert P Watson( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains chronologically arranged biographies of the first ladies of the United States
Lincoln's enduring legacy : perspectives from great thinkers, great leaders, and the American experiment by William D Pedersen( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coming on the heels of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Lincoln's Enduring Legacy offers highly readable and accessible perspectives on Lincoln at 200 in terms of his impact on great leaders and thinkers and his place in American history. The book explores how Lincoln's words and deeds have influenced the pursuit of justice and freedom and the practice of democracy in the century and a half since he governed. Lincoln, as an abolitionist, the architect of Reconstruction, an avowed Unionist, a wordsmith and rhetorician, his age's foremost prophet for democracy, and America's greatest president remains an iconic image in American memory."--Publisher's description
America's first crisis : the War of 1812 by Robert P Watson( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War of 1812, sometimes called "America’s forgotten war", was a curious affair. At the time, it was dismissed as "Mr. Madison’s War". Later it was hailed by some as America’s "Second War for Independence" and ridiculed by others, such as President Harry Truman, as "the silliest damned war we ever had". The conflict, which produced several great heroes and future presidents, was all this and more.0In this book Robert P. Watson tells the stories of the most intriguing battles and leaders and shares the most important blunders and victories of the war. What started out as an effort to invade Canada, fueled by anger over the harassment of American merchant ships by the Royal Navy, soon turned into an all-out effort to fend off an invasion by Britain. Armies marched across the Canadian border and sacked villages; navies battled on Lake Ontario, Lake Champlain, and the world’s oceans; both the American and Canadian capitals were burned; and, in a final irony, the United States won its greatest victory in New Orleans - after the peace treaty had been signed
American presidents( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life of each American president, discussing the historical background of their time period, the accomplishments of their administration, and its impact on subsequent historical events
Anticipating madam president( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affairs of state : the untold history of presidential love, sex, and scandal, 1789-1900 by Robert P Watson( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents rarely-told stories about presidential marriages, including those marked by bliss or extramarital affairs
The roads to Congress 2008 by Robert E Dewhirst( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Roads to Congress 2008 offers readers straightfoward and detailed case studies of the campaigns, candidates, key issues, and outcomes of over one dozen of the most important and interesting races of 2008. This includes both House and Senate campaigns, contests from all regions of the country, and seats held by Democrats and Republicans, as well as open seats. Every two years the pageantry of American politics unfolds when all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and roughly one-third of those in the U.S. Senate are up for election. These elections provide voters with an opportunity to evaluate their members of Congress and the institution as a whole. They also offer a regular and frequent barometer for the health and practice of American democracy. The 2008 election cycle, in particular, was in many ways one of the most intriguing and pivotal elections in many years and for many reasons, which are explored in this book."--Publisher's website
The Presidents' wives : reassessing the office of First Lady by Robert P Watson( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Counting votes : lessons from the 2000 presidential election in Florida( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. This behind-the-scenes assessment of the 2000 presidential election dissects the challenging task of running an election and examines fundamental issues about fairness and equality, presenting a strong case for the need to reform elections in Florida and nationwide. The book features the insights and experiences of local election and political party officials in Florida involved in the 2000 election and essays by advocates of election reform and noted political scientists
The Nazi Titanic : the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II by Robert P Watson( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. During the war Goebbels cast her as the "star" in a propaganda film about the sinking of the legendary Titanic. Used to transport German soldiers and civilians across the Baltic, in the Third Reich's final days the ship was packed with thousands of concentration camp prisoners (without adequate water, food, or sanitary facilities) and was mistakenly bombed by the British Royal Air Force. Watson has unearthed forgotten records to expose a riveting account of the Cap Arcona's devastating role in World War II and the Holocaust
Presidential studies reader by Robert P Watson( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Presidential Companion : readings on the First Ladies( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors reveal how the office has grown in political influence, from Martha Washington's selection of furnishings for the presidential mansion to Hillary Rodham Clinton's leadership of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform. They underscore the notion that an understanding of presidential spouses is central to the study of the American presidency. At the same time the volume dispels the myth that Eleanor Roosevelt and her successors have been the only presidential spouses to make significant public and political contributions to the nation. Bringing this second edition up to date are two new chapters on the first ladyship of Laura Bush and on analyzing public perceptions of Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush. Book jacket"--Jacket
Campaigns and elections : issues, concepts, cases( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ghost ship of Brooklyn : an untold story of the American Revolution by Robert P Watson( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The surprising story of the most infamous prison ship of the American Revolution, the HMS Jersey, and its role in the fight for independence."--Provided by publisher
Israel and the legacy of Harry S. Truman by Truman Legacy Symposium( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he assumed the presidency in April 1945, Harry S. Truman inherited various international sources of turmoil, including the ambiguity of American policy toward political Zionism. Three years later, President Truman recognized the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, just 11 minutes after the announcement of its existence. These essays explore the methods Truman used to tackle this dilemma, one he is said to have considered more troublesome than almost any other issue plaguing the United States at the time. After 60 years of continuing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, the legacy of Truman's struggle is reflected in the distinct voices of this collection's contributors, including scholars, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, Israel's representative to the United Nations, and a White House aide during Truman's presidency."--Jacket
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Life in the White House : a social history of the first family and the president's house
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Watson, Robert

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Life in the White House : a social history of the first family and the president's houseAmerica's war on terrorAmerican first ladiesFirst ladies of the United States : a biographical dictionaryLincoln's enduring legacy : perspectives from great thinkers, great leaders, and the American experimentAmerican presidentsAnticipating madam presidentThe roads to Congress 2008