George Washington, Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character


There have been many serious abuses of presidential power in recent decades, including Watergate, the Iran-Contra scandal, and the Lewinsky affair, subsequently Americans have demonstrated renewed interest in discussing the relationship between character and political leadership. Through an investigation of the life and career of George Washington, often considered the exemplary moral president, the chapters offer a balanced scholarly contribution to this analysis.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Glenn A. Phelps
  • Matthew Spalding
  • Jason S. Lantzer
  • Colleen J. Shogan
  • Phillip G. Henderson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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