Broesamle, John

Dr. John Broesamle received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. The author or coauthor of a number of books on American politics and society, he is Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Northridge.

How American Presidents Succeed and Why They Fail: From Richard Nixon to Barack Obama
2014 0-7734-4276-6
This book identifies the core factors that spell success, mediocrity, or outright failure in the White House. It discusses how some chief executives have managed to avoid pitfalls better than others. It shows us how core presidential errors interact and compound, with significant implications for the performance of the political system as a whole.

Price: $299.95

The Lame Duck President: What Can Barack Obama Do in His Final Year?
2016 1-63313-005-3
The discussion of this book deals with the action-reaction syndrome which typifies American government , in which a President's success (like Obama's by moving the country in a somewhat more liberal direction) produces a degree of resistance that makes any farther success that much harder.

Price: $29.95