John R. Coyne Jr.: ‘The Impossible Presidency’ book review

THE IMPOSSIBLE PRESIDENCY: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA’S HIGHEST OFFICE By Jeremi Suri Basic Books, $32, 344 pages Jeremi Suri, a professor of history at the University of Texas, is author/editor of eight previous books, numerous newspaper and magazine pieces, and a popular guest on television talk shows. His writing is energetic and evocative, and…