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The Resource Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron

Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron

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Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS
Title
Waging war
Title remainder
the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
David J. Barron
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A timely account of a raging debate: The history of the ongoing struggle between the presidents and Congress over who has the power to declare and wage war. The Constitution states that it is Congress that declares war, but it is the presidents who have more often taken us to war and decided how to wage it. In Waging War, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals David Barron opens with an account of George Washington and the Continental Congress over Washington's plan to burn New York City before the British invasion. Congress ordered him not to, and he obeyed. Barron takes us through all the wars that followed: 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American war, World Wars One and Two, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and now, most spectacularly, the War on Terror. Congress has criticized George W. Bush for being too aggressive and Barack Obama for not being aggressive enough, but it avoids a vote on the matter. By recounting how our presidents have declared and waged wars, Barron shows that these executives have had to get their way without openly defying Congress. Waging War shows us our country's revered and colorful presidents at their most trying times--Washington, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Johnson, both Bushes, and Obama. Their wars have made heroes of some and victims of others, but most have proved adept at getting their way over reluctant or hostile Congresses. The next president will face this challenge immediately--and the Constitution and its fragile system of checks and balances will once again be at the forefront of the national debate"--
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DLC
Dewey number
342.73/0412
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5060
LC item number
.B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9781451681970
Lccn
2016025789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380362
  • 1118974
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380362
  • 1118974
Label
Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9781451681970
Lccn
2016025789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)944380362
  • 1118974
  • (OCoLC)ocn944380362
  • 1118974

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