Foreword Reviews

The Glory and the Burden

The American Presidency from FDR to Trump

2019 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Political and Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)

In this fascinating book, Robert Schmuhl traces the evolution of the modern presidency back to the terms of Franklin Roosevelt, maintaining that FDR’s White House years had a profound impact on the office, resulting in significant changes to the job and to those who have performed it since. News sources and social media have also grown exponentially, exercising influence over the conduct of presidents and affecting the consequences of their behavior.