College of Liberal Arts

Book signing: The Impossible Presidency by Jeremi Suri

Tuesday Sep 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | The Carillon in the AT&T Conference Center

The Campus Club is hosting a book-signing reception for UT Austin historian Jeremi Suri's newest book. Reception style food with beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided with ticket purchas: $15 for Campus Club members and $20 for non-members. 

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office

Why have recent presidents failed to bring promised change? This book charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world. The presidency is a victim of its own success -- the vastness of the job makes it almost impossible to fulfill the expectations placed upon it. As managers of the world's largest economy and military, contemporary presidents must react to a truly globalized world in a twenty-four-hour news cycle. There is little room left for bold vision. The Impossible Presidency traces America's disenchantment with our recent presidents to the inevitable mismatch between presidential promises and the structural limitations of the office.

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