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Crisis and command : the history of executive power from George Washington to George W. Bush

Author: John Yoo
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kaplan Publishing, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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However bitter, complex, and urgent today's controversies over executive power may be, Yoo reminds readers that they are nothing new. Here, he explores a factor too little consulted in current debates: the past. Through shrewd and lucid analysis, he shows how the bold decisions made by Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and FDR changed more than just history; they also transformed the role of the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Yoo
ISBN: 9781607145554 1607145553
OCLC Number: 319491749
Description: xx, 524 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
Creation --
George Washington --
Thomas Jefferson --
Andrew Jackson --
Abraham Lincoln --
Franklin D. Roosevelt --
The Cold War presidents --
The once and future presidency.
Other Titles: Crisis and command :
History of executive power from George Washington to George W. Bush
Responsibility: John Yoo.

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However bitter, complex, and urgent today's controversies over executive power may be, Yoo reminds readers that they are nothing new. Here, he explores a factor too little consulted in current debates: the past. Through shrewd and lucid analysis, he shows how the bold decisions made by Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and FDR changed more than just history; they also transformed the role of the American president.

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