This volume provides a synthesis of earlier Miller Center studies on presidential transitions. It also evaluates the latest presidential transition from Ronald Reagan to George Bush. It is one of the few if not the only transition study that examines the past and present. Contributors: Tom Wicker, Sir Patrick Moberly, Charles A. Bowsher, James P. Pfiffner, W. David Clinton, and Charles Untermeyer. Co-published with the Miller Center of Public Affairs.