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The Resource Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar

Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar

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Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power
Title
Before the oath
Title remainder
how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power
Statement of responsibility
Martha Joynt Kumar
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"It's one of the hallmarks of American democracy: on inauguration day, the departing president heeds the will of the people and hands the keys to power to a successor. The transition from one administration to the next sounds simple, even ceremonial. But in 2009, as President George W. Bush briefed President-elect Barack Obama about the ongoing wars and plummeting economy he'd soon inherit, the Bush team revealed that they were grappling with a late-breaking threat to the presidency: U.S. intelligence sources believed that a terror group with links to Al Qaeda planned to attack the National Mall during the inaugural festivities. Although this violence never materialized, its possibility made it clear that well-laid contingency plans were essential. Political scientist Martha Joynt Kumar uncovered this secret peril while interviewing senior Bush and Obama advisers for her latest book. In Before the Oath, Kumar documents how two presidential teams--one outgoing, the other incoming--must forge trusting alliances in order to help the new president succeed in his or her first term. Kumar enjoyed unprecedented access to several incumbent and candidate transition team members, and she combines in-depth scholarship with one-on-one interviews to put readers squarely behind the scenes. Using the Bush-Obama handoff as a lens through which to examine the presidential transition process, Kumar interweaves examples from previous administrations as far back as Truman-Eisenhower. Her subjects describe in vivid detail the challenges of sowing campaign ideals across a sprawling executive branch as Congress, the media, and external events press in. Kumar's lively account of lessons learned and pitfalls encountered during past presidential transitions provides an essential road map for presidential aspirants and their advisers, as well as campaign workers, federal employees, and political appointees"--Publisher's description
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Kumar, Martha Joynt
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JK516
LC item number
.K85 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bush, George W.
  • Obama, Barack
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Administrative procedure
  • Executive departments
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Bush, George W.
  • Obama, Barack
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Executive departments
  • Administrative procedure
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The presidential transition of 2008-2009 -- A time of opportunity and hazard -- Transition foundations -- The transition out of office -- Coming into the presidency -- Transition plans and campaign promises -- The National Security Council transition: providing continuity in a bipartisan environment -- Presidential appointments -- The 2008 transition: lessons and challenges for future transitions
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911034304
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781421416601
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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ebc3433434
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(OCoLC)911034304
Label
Before the oath : how George W. Bush and Barack Obama managed a transfer of power, Martha Joynt Kumar
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The presidential transition of 2008-2009 -- A time of opportunity and hazard -- Transition foundations -- The transition out of office -- Coming into the presidency -- Transition plans and campaign promises -- The National Security Council transition: providing continuity in a bipartisan environment -- Presidential appointments -- The 2008 transition: lessons and challenges for future transitions
Control code
911034304
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421416601
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
ebc3433434
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)911034304

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