Harlow Giles Unger, Robertson Dean (Narrator), ''Mr. President'' : George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office
ISBN: 1482930382, ASIN: B00FX6DXI2 | 2013 | MP3@64 kbps | ~06:57:00 | 191 MB
Although the framers gave the president little authority, Washington knew whatever he did would set precedents for generations of his successors. To ensure their ability to defend the nation, he simply ignored the Constitution when he thought it necessary and reshaped the presidency into what James Madison called a ''monarchical presidency.'' Modern scholars call it the ''imperial presidency.''