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Eric Alterman. When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences. Penguin. 2005. 464pp.

Thomas Andrew Bailey. Presidential Saints and Sinners: A Close Look at the Lying, Cheating, Political Self Interest.... Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG. 1981. 304pp.

Matthew Crenson; Benjamin Ginsberg. Presidential Power: Unchecked and Unbalanced. W. W. Norton & Company. 2007. 432pp.

William J. Daugherty. Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency. University Press of Kentucky. 2006. 328pp.

Charles W. Dunn. The Scarlet Thread of Scandal: Morality and the American Presidency. Rowman & Littlefield. 2001. 224pp.

John D. Feerick. From Failing Hands: The Story of Presidential Succession. Fordham University Press. 1965. 368pp.

Robert E. Gilbert. The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House. Fordham University Press. 1998. 353pp.

Stephen Richards Graubard. Command of Office: How War, Secrecy, and Deception Transformed the Presidency from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush. Basic Books. 2004. 722pp.

Gary L. Gregg II. Thinking About the Presidency: Documents and Essays from the Founding to the Present. Rowman & Littlefield. 2005. 542pp.

Gene Healy. The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. Cato Institute. 2008. 367pp.

Phillip G. Henderson (editor). The Presidency Then and Now. Rowman & Littlefield. 2000. 300pp.

Godfrey Hodgson. All Things to All Men: The False Promise of the Modern American Presidency. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1980. 296pp.

Charles O. Jones. Passages to the Presidency: From Campaigning to Governing. Brookings Institution Press. 1998. 224pp.

Max Lerner. Wounded Titans: American Presidents and the Perils of Power. Arcade Publishing. 1996. 437pp. Posthumous.

Thomas J. McCormick; Walter LaFeber (editors). Behind the Throne: Servants of Power to Imperial Presidents, 1898-1968. University of Wisconsin Press. 1993. 271pp.

James P. Pfiffner. The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents. Texas A&M University Press. 2004. 209pp.

James E. Pollard. The Presidents and the Press. Macmillan. 1947. 866pp.

Russell L. Riley. The Presidency and the Politics of Racial Inequality: Nation-Keeping from 1831 to 1965. Columbia University Press. 1999. 400pp.

Robert Schlesinger. White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters. Simon and Schuster. 2008. 592pp.

Alan Schroeder. Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House. Westview Press. 2004. 354pp.

Robert Shogan. The Double-Edged Sword: How Character Makes and Ruins Presidents, from Washington to Clinton. Westview Press. 1999. 336pp.

Gary Scott Smith. Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush. Oxford University Press. 2006. 665pp.

William C. Spragens (editor). Popular Images of American Presidents. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1988. 625pp.

Edward Stanwood. A History of the Presidency. Houghton, Mifflin and Company. 1898. 586pp.

James A. Thurber (editor). Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations. Rowman & Littlefield. 2006. 333pp.

Rexford G. Tugwell. How They Became President: Thirty-five Ways to the White House. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1965. 587pp.

Shirley Anne Warshaw. Powersharing: White House-Cabinet Relations in the Modern Presidency. SUNY Press. 1996. 380pp.

Stephen J. Wayne. The Road to the White House: The Politics of Presidential Elections. St. Martin's Press. 1980. 269pp.

Robert A. Wilson (editor). Power and the Presidency. PublicAffairs. 1999. 162pp. 7 essays.

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