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The American Presidents

Heroic Leadership from Kennedy to Clinton

Jon Roper


How did democratic America respond to its cold war enemies led by dictators who promoted the myth of their heroic leadership?

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About the Author

Jon Roper is Professor of American Studies at the University of Swansea and has taught at the University of Tennessee, the University of Wisconsin, and Ohio State University. He is the author of The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Presidents of America: An Authoritative History of the American Presidency.


Serveral broad themes weave their way through Roper's lively and imaginative narrative … The American Presidents is a provocative intellectual romp through recent history … Roper's take on Modern American presidents is a valuable contribution to the study of the way we and they perceive their roles.