Presidential Saints and Sinners

New York: Free Press, 1981. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm, 304, [4] pages. Bibliography. Index. Mark on bottom edge. The author devotes a chapter to each President, from Washington through Carter, to evaluate the ethical behavior of these chief executives. He concludes that Washington was honest, Jefferson was a "tangle of inconsistencies, " Lincoln was personally honest although high-handed in his use of presidential power, and the Nixon administration was uniquely unethical, "so riddled with wrongdoing as to threaten the democratic form of government itself. " Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Richard M. Nixon, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Warren G. Harding, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, U.S. Presidents, Ethics, Scandal

ISBN: 0029013305

[Book #19491]

Price: $45.00