By Clayton McClure Brooks

In A Legacy of Leadership, most sensible students and newshounds create a brand new framework for knowing the contributions governors have made to defining democracy and shaping American history.

Structured chronologically, A Legacy of Leadership locations governors against this and comparability with each other in addition to in the context in their instances to teach how a century of dramatic developments—war and peace, melancholy and prosperity—led governors to reconsider and extend their positions of management. The 9 chapters of compelling new scholarship offered right here attach the stories of dynamic person governors and the evolution of the gubernatorial place of work to the wider demanding situations the us has confronted during the turbulent 20th century. Taken jointly, they reveal how interstate cooperation grew to become crucial as governors more and more embraced nationwide and overseas views to advertise their very own states' competitiveness.

Published for the centennial of the nationwide Governors organization, A Legacy of Leadership is an eloquent demonstration of ways, to a superb quantity, we are living in a rustic that governors created.

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