By Martha Joynt Kumar, Terry Sullivan
With details protecting six administrations and interviews with seventy-five former senior White condo officers in addition to with President Gerald Ford, the White apartment Interview application proved a tremendous source for the hot occupants of the West Wing.
The White residence international gathers and digests our fabric supplied to incoming White residence employees. Its person chapters include a veritable “how to” handbook: details at the dynamics of White apartment operations; the features of 7 severe White residence places of work; and the particular transition of President Bush.
This certain quantity describes what it truly is wish to paintings within the White House—details identified to few operating outdoors Pennsylvania road. It additionally positive aspects association charts for the places of work analyzed, the 1st finished examine how diversified administrations have dependent those places of work. Plus, in a last part, students and Bush management insiders supply short perspectives of George W. Bush’s detailed transition into office.
In addition to Professors Kumar and Sullivan, students contributing to the quantity contain: Peri E. Arnold, MaryAnne Borrelli, John P. Burke, George C. Edwards III, John Fortier, Karen Hult, Nancy Kassop, John H. Kessel, G. Calvin Mackenzie, Norman Ornstein, Bradley H. Patterson, Jr., James P. Pfiffner, Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, Charles Walcott, Shirley Anne Warshaw, Stephen J. Wayne. within the part at the Bush transition, we even have an essay via a transition insider. Clay Johnson, government Director of the Bush-Cheney Transition and now director of the White residence place of work of Presidential body of workers, offers a viewpoint at the transition of 1 who used to be there and fascinated by judgements with regards to the beginning up of the administration.
For these drawn to the functioning of the Presidency—whether political actors, observers, or scholars-this booklet is a must have. It tells the genuine tale of who does what, who understands what, and the way chosen White residence places of work function.