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Lang Matl
Author Yoo, John

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

Imprint New York : Kaplan, c2009


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Female Library  KF5053    Available
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  KF5053    Available
Description xx, 524 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-507) and index
Contents Beginnings -- Creation -- George Washington -- Thomas Jefferson -- Andrew Jackson -- Abraham Lincoln -- Franklin D. Roosevelt -- The Cold War presidents -- The once and future presidency
Summary Argues that the decisions of past American presidents have increased the powers of the executive branch of government and that the American Constitution is vague on the issue so as to enable the use of such power in times of crisis
Subject Constitutional history -- United States
Executive power -- United States -- History
Presidents -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History
ISBN 1607145553