WE THE PRESIDENTS explores how American presidents over the last century, from Warren G. Harding to Donald Trump, have shaped todays issues. Every generation tends to believe they live in unique times, but immigration, healthcare, civil rights, tax policy, income distribution, globalization and the evolving role of government have all had their roots in earlier presidencies - and continue to affect every American today.
Unlike most presidential biographies, WE THE PRESIDENTS is devoid of politics. A successful presidency is not based on political battles won, but rather the well-being and prosperity of ordinary citizens. For most Americans, thats closely related to their pocketbooks. So, throughout the book are discussions covering economic growth, personal income (and income inequality), taxation, and related topics affecting every American.
Its these issues, evolving over decades, that have woven the American tapestry. WE THE PRESIDENTS tells a small part of that remarkable story.
Praise from Early Readers
This well-crafted, wonderfully readable book takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the tenures of US presidents over the past 100 years, highlighting the events that shaped America and the world and offers a candid yet balanced and objective critique of their stewardship. An absorbing and compelling tour de force.
Howard Handy, held senior management positions at the IMF and Institute of International Finance
So you think you know your presidential history? Think again. Ronald Gruner has, and he sees more than most. He has balanced vision and an eye for detail. He has written a knowledgeable and easily read work. It is an excellent investment of your time. It was for me.
Jack Falvey, Opinion Writer, The Wall Street Journal and Barrons
This highly readable book is a triumph. Author Ronald Gruner with meticulous research has woven a non-partisan tapestry embedded with historical parallels as seventeen presidents, from Harding to Trump, shaped the American century, up to the present day, when our democracy faces yet another crucial test of its resilience and strength.
Nicholas G. Penniman IV, Publisher (retired), St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ronald Gruners clear-sighted view of presidents, their times and contexts is extraordinary. We need the Gruner sensibility in the White House. We the Presidents is more than an absorbing read; it is a great education about how our country works. Gruners engaging and straightforward writing brings alive a century of presidencies from Harding to Trump, and how their actions have led to what America is today.
Phil Cooper, Founder and Managing Partner, Pine Island Capital Partners
Ronald Gruner is uniquely qualified to write a penetrating presidential history. Gruner applied his significant business experience to objectively analyze the impact of past presidencies on todays America. His extraordinary research provides facts rather than opinions. A must read.
Dr. John R. Patrick, President, Attitude LLC
Author: Ronald Gruner Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 626Publisher: libratum.pressPublication Date: 2022-01-11