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General Ashcroft : attorney at war

Author: N V Baker
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reviled as a fascist and zealot by libertarians and liberals but praised as a great patriot and devout man of God by many conservatives, John Ashcroft may have been the most powerful and polarizing attorney general in our nation's history. Looking past such oversimplified stereotypes, Nancy Baker offers an in-depth study of Ashcroft's controversial tenure as attorney general--and as domestic commander in our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, N.V.
General Ashcroft.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2006
(OCoLC)607709563
Online version:
Baker, N.V.
General Ashcroft.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2006
(OCoLC)607837599
Named Person: John D Ashcroft; John D Ashcroft; John D Ashcroft
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N V Baker
ISBN: 0700614559 9780700614554
OCLC Number: 62896384
Description: ix, 322 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A controversial law officer --
The singular Office of Attorney General --
Understanding Ashcroft --
Framing 9/11 as a war on terrorism --
Presidential action and separation of powers --
Security and liberty --
Surveillance, privacy, and the Patriot Act --
Secrecy and accountability --
General Ashcroft at justice.
Responsibility: Nancy V. Baker.
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Offers an in-depth study of Ashcroft's controversial tenure as attorney general - and as domestic commander in the campaign against global terrorism. Addressing concerns about challenges to civil  Read more...

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