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Richard B. Cheney and the rise of the imperial vice presidency

Author: Bruce P Montgomery
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2009.
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This critical new biography of former Vice-Presidnet Dick Cheney exposes how he engineered his arrogation of vast executive powers and details the dire consequences of his power grab for Constitutional governance at home and America's security and strength abroad.
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Montgomery, Bruce P., 1955-
Richard B. Cheney and the rise of the imperial vice presidency.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2009
(DLC) 2008041033
(OCoLC)246888036
Named Person: Richard B Cheney; Richard B Cheney; Richard B Cheney; Richard B Cheney
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce P Montgomery
ISBN: 9780313356216 0313356211 0313356203 9780313356209
OCLC Number: 562220714
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
Contents: The vice presidency --
The Nixon-Ford years --
Chief of staff --
Congressional years --
Iran-Contra --
Secretary of defense --
In and out of the wilderness --
Terrorist attacks : transformation of the vice presidency --
Iraq --
Reversals for the house of Cheney --
Iraq : a failed coalition and aftermath.
Responsibility: Bruce P. Montgomery.

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On taking office in 2001, Dick Cheney crowned himself the first imperial vice president in the nation's history, transforming a inconsequential office into a de facto fourth branch of government.  Read more...

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