MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR: Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR: Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power

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June 26, 2015, 10:00 am

June 26, 2015 — Martha Joynt Kumar, professor of political science at Towson University and Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Fall 1998), has published a new book, Before the Oath: How George W. Bush and Barack Obama Managed a Transfer of Power. From Amazon: Kumar enjoyed unprecedented access to several incumbent and candidate transition team members, and she combines in-depth scholarship with one-on-one interviews to put readers squarely behind the scenes…Her subjects describe in vivid detail the challenges of sowing campaign ideals across a sprawling executive branch as Congress, the media, and external events press in. Read more, and view a video trailer.