Robert Dallek: The Making and Unmaking of 20th Century Presidents

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Preeminent historian Robert Dallek examines why some presidents succeed and others don’t by zeroing in on the vision, pragmatism, and charisma of leaders from Theodore Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Offering the keynote address for this year’s series on the American presidency, presidential scholar Robert Dallek examines why some presidents succeed and others don’t by zeroing in on such determinants as vision, pragmatism, charisma, trust, consensus, and luck.

Dallek, recently retired from Boston University, is author of Lessons from the Lives and Times of Presidents.

Co-presented with the Truman Library Institute.