About the Series

This series examines the role of the U.S. President as Commander in Chief (CinC) of the nation’s armed forces. Specific topics will include how presidents led in wartime (if they did); how they formulated strategy; how they engaged with senior military leadership; how their policy planning influenced their leadership and actions; how previous military experience (if any) informed their work as CinC; how they shaped the armed forces; and how they conducted military actions. Of particular importance for each volume in the series will be a President’s civil-military relations, approach to military organization and training, and interactions with senior military leaders. Historians, political scientists, policy professionals, and politically informed audiences will find these volumes instructive and engaging.

About the Series Editors

Meena Bose is Executive Dean for Public Policy and Public Service Programs, Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, and Director of the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, at Hofstra University. She is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy, the editor of several volumes in presidential studies, an author of the American Government: Institutions and Policies textbook (17th updated edition), and an author of The Paradoxes of the American Presidency textbook (6th edition). Dr. Bose serves on the editorial board of Political Science Quarterly and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She taught for six years at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she also served as Director of American Politics. Dr. Bose received her undergraduate degree in international politics from Penn State University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University. 

Margaret Tseng is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Politics at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She also serves as the director of the American Heritage Initiative at Marymount. She is the author of The Politics of Impeachment and has written several pieces on lame duck presidents, presidential elections, and zero tolerance policies in schools. She is currently conducting research on the intersection of politics, social capital, and the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Tseng has a strong interest in community engagement and has won several state and local grants to support families in need in the D.C. Metro area. In 2019, she received Marymount's School of Humanities Innovative Teaching Award. Dr. Tseng earned her undergraduate degree in political science from The University of California at Los Angeles and her master's and doctoral degrees from Georgetown University.  

Send inquiries and proposals to: Glenn Griffith, [email protected].


Titles in the Series