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Title:
The heart of power : health and politics in the Oval Office
Author:
Blumenthal, David, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
x, 484 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Explores how modern presidents have wrestled with their own mortality--and how they have taken this most human experience to heart as they faced the difficult politics of health care.
Language:
English
Contents:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt : the enigmatic angler -- Harry S. Truman : we'll take the starch out of them; eventually -- Dwight D. Eisenhower : compassionate conservative -- John F. Kennedy : the charismatic with a stricken father -- Lyndon B. Johnson : the secret history of Medicare -- Richard Nixon : a flower that bloomed only in the dark -- Jimmy Carter : the righteous engineer -- Ronald Reagan : socialized medicine and the working stiff -- George Herbert Walker Bush : stick to the running game -- Bill Clinton : kicking the can down the road -- George W. Bush : bring it on : reforming Medicare.
ISBN:
9780520260306
Format :
Book

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