Steel and the Presidency, 1962: The Events, the Aftermath, and the Implications of a Crucial Test of Presidential Power

By: McConnell, Grant

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Very Good Minus Condition: Stamped notations to bottom outer page edges and first page otherwise unmarked. Tight binding. Minor visible cover wear. Used paperback book copy of Steel and the Presidency, 1962: The Events, the Aftermath, and the Implications of a Crucial Test of Presidential Power by Grant McConnell. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1963. Printed in the United States of America. 119 pages. 5-3/8 x 8 inches, 21 cm. From the book cover: This absorbing study describes the steel price crisis of April, 1962, and analyzes its outcome. In brisk and readable fashion, the author weaves together the background and events of one of the most significant domestic contests of the 1960s: the confrontation between Big Steel and the President of the United States. The economic forces at play are clearly presented; the personalities of the men who played the key roles: President Kennedy, his closest advisers, the leaders of the steel industry, are illuminated through their parts in the swift-paced conflict; and some entirely new and interesting facts are brought to light for the first time. To write this book, the author interviewed the major protagonists on the steel side, as well as a number of highly placed government officials who were directly concerned. But Steel and the Presidency, 1962 is more than a fascinating chronicle. Professor McConnell weighs the implications of the contest in terms of power: the power of big industry vs. the power of the President. His conclusions as to where victory lay in this struggle add a vital dimension to the study of the presidency in our time. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Title: Steel and the Presidency, 1962: The Events, the Aftermath, and the Implications of a Crucial Test of Presidential Power

Author/Composer: McConnell, Grant

Categories: Law & Government,

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company: 1963

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 001324

Keywords: Steel Industry and Trade, Politics and Government, United States, Grant McConnell,