Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government – and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency. Basic Books. 2016 (with T. Moe).
The Wartime President; Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat. University of Chicago Press. 2013 (with S. Jackman and J. Rogowski).
Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power. Princeton University Press. 2013. (Revised paperback edition 2015).
While Dangers Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers. Princeton University Press. 2007. (Simultaneous paperback). (with J. Pevehouse)
Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action. Princeton University Press. 2003. (Simultaneous paperback).
The Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools. Brookings Institution Press. 2002. (Revised paperback edition 2006). (with P. Peterson)
The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Presidency. Oxford University Press. 2009. (with G. Edwards)
Besieged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics. Brookings Institution Press. 2005.
Understanding American Politics and Government, 3rd Edition, 2012. Pearson Longman. 1st Edition, 2008, 2nd, 2010, (with J. Coleman and K. Goldstein)