By Richard Shenkman

During this well timed, illuminating, and infrequently surprising e-book, Richard Shenkman unearths that it isn't simply contemporary presidents yet all presidents who've been ambitious--and every now and then frighteningly so, keen to sacrifice their healthiness, relations, loyalty, and values. Presidential Ambition is a booklet that might completely adjust the way in which we expect approximately previous, current, and destiny American presidents.

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