Professional Pathways to the Presidency

  • Authors
  • Theresa┬áMarchant-Shapiro

Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series (EAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 1-21
  3. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 23-39
  4. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 41-67
  5. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 69-89
  6. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 91-107
  7. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 109-134
  8. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 135-153
  9. Theresa Marchant-Shapiro
    Pages 155-173
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 175-251

About this book


Presidential hopefuls frequently claim they are qualified because their job experience is the same as a great president. However they ignore the failed presidents who shared the same pathway. This book evaluates all the presidents systematically to determine how prior professional experience influences presidential performance.


President greatness leadership professional experience politician representation democracy merit election nomination campaign public servant public official pre-eminence Chief Executive expertise military general vice president Representative Senator business experience influence modeling performance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50084-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-47105-5
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