Prisoners of the White House by Kenneth T. Walsh
The Isolation of America's Presidents and the Crisis of Leadership

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...students of political science and history will find this to be a worthwhile reflection on how the presidency has evolved.
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Prisoners of the White House looks at the isolation experienced by presidents of the United States in the White House, a habitat almost guaranteed to keep America's commander in chief far removed from everyday life. The authors look at how this is emerging as one of the most serious dilemmas facing the American presidency. As presidents have become more isolated, the role of the presidential pollster has grown. Ken Walsh has been given exclusive access to the polls and confidential memos received by presidents over the years, and has interviewed presidential pollsters directly to gain their unique perspective. Prisoners of the White House gets inside the bubble and punctures the mythology surrounding the presidency.
 

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Kenneth T. Walsh has covered the White House full-time since 1986 and is one of the longest-serving White House correspondents in history. He is former president of the White House Correspondentsā Association and has won the most prestigious awards for White House coverage. He is an adjunct professorial lecturer of communication at American University in Washington, D.C. This is his fifth book. Walsh is a frequent speaker on topics related to the presidency and often serves as an analyst on television and radio.
 
Published May 30, 2013 by Paradigm Publishers. 256 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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