TCU Press: Browse Titles



essays on the presidentsEssays on the Presidents: Principles and Politics

by Paul Boller

264 pages, 6 x 9 • Cloth $34.95
ISBN 978-0-87565-443-0

Download a Sample (PDF)

Order Online

You will be redirected to our distributor's site.

Since he first began writing in the 1950s, Dr. Paul F. Boller Jr. has had a passion for sharing the humorous, intriguing, and little-known or widely misunderstood aspects of the American presidency. Boller has authored many beloved books on American presidents, the first ladies, presidential anecdotes, quotes, campaign strategies, and common myths. This wide variety of topics has been collected for the first time in Essays on the Presidents, along with new essays and forewords.


Not only will readers see the significant changes in the presidential office since its conception, but also Boller’s lifetime of research and his expertise in the field of American history. Personality—of the most interesting presidents and of Boller himself—is an important theme throughout this collection. Celebrating the commanders in chief and the career of the nationally-recognized American historian and TCU Emeritus Professor of political science, Essays on the Presidents serves as a unique perspective on American history that fans of both Boller and the presidents will enjoy.

DR. PAUL F. BOLLER JR. is the author of Congressional Anecdotes, Presidential Anecdotes, Presidential Campaigns, and Presidential Wives, among many other titles. Boller, who holds a PhD from Yale University, is Lyndon Baines Johnson Professor Emeritus at Texas Christian University. He previously taught at the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Southern Methodist University.