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The age of impeachment : American constitutional culture since 1960

Author: David E Kyvig
Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this magisterial new work, Bancroft Prize--winning historian David Kyvig chronicles the rise of a culture of impeachment since 1960--one that extends far beyond the infamous scandals surrounding Presidents Richard Nixon (Watergate) and Bill Clinton (Monica Lewinsky) and has dramatically altered the face of American politics. A buzz word in today's public life, "impeachment" was anything but that before 1960.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geschichte 1960-2000
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Kyvig
ISBN: 9780700615810 0700615814
OCLC Number: 180756976
Description: xiii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Impeachment evolves --
Impeachment as exceptional: the case of Earl Warren --
Impeachment as political: the case of Abe Fortas --
Impeachment as partisan: the case of William 0. Douglas --
Impeachment as discretionary: the case of Spiro Agnew --
Impeachment as essential: the case of Richard Nixon --
Impeachment as routine: pardons, powers, prosecutors, and judicial self-policing --
Impeachment as cultural: shaping public conclusions --
Impeachment as distasteful: the case of Ronald Reagan --
Impeachment as inexorable: the cases of Harry Claiborne and Walter Nixon --
Impeachment as irreversible but not fatal: the case of Alcee Hastings --
Impeachment as consensual: the case of Bill Clinton --
Impeachment as conventional: expressions of public scorn --
The age of impeachment: ended or extended?
Responsibility: David E. Kyvig.
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A buzz word in public life, ""impeachment"" was anything but that before 1960. This work chronicles the rise of a culture of impeachment since 1960 - one that extends far beyond the infamous scandals  Read more...

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Kyvig, one of our most imaginative and accomplished constitutional historians, has produced an extraordinarily well written, deeply researched, and judicious account of the uses and misuses of Read more...

 
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