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The defeat of America : Presidential power and the national character

Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of America's preeminent historians takes a hard look at two of the most divisive and controversial issues of our time -- the Vietnam war and the misuse of Presidential power.
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Genre/Form: History
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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Defeat of America.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1974]
(OCoLC)576570551
Online version:
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Defeat of America.
New York : Simon and Schuster, [1974]
(OCoLC)605319339
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager
ISBN: 0671217763 9780671217761 0671217771 9780671217778
OCLC Number: 1055493
Description: 163 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Myths and realities in American foreign policy --
Can we limit the presidential power? --
Determining on peace and war --
The defeat of America --
The shame of the republic --
The presidency after Watergate --
The real bases for impeachment --
The Constitution vindicated --
Learning from the tragedy.
Responsibility: Henry Steele Commager.

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One of America's preeminent historians takes a hard look at two of the most divisive and controversial issues of our time -- the Vietnam war and the misuse of Presidential power.

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