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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
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Barron, David J
Dewey number
342.73/0412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5060
LC item number
.B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • IS (Organization)
  • War and emergency powers
  • War, Declaration of
  • Constitutional history
  • Presidents
  • Executive power
  • Legislative power
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-535) 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
Contents
Part 1. Foundings -- The Revolutionary War -- The founding -- Quasi war -- The good officer -- The man on horseback -- Antebellum -- Part 2. Civil War and its aftermath -- Confronting secession -- The war comes -- The war ends -- Imperialism -- Part 3. World wars -- The Great War -- Preparing for World War II -- Total war -- Part 4. Cold War and beyond -- Korea and absolute war powers -- War in Indochina and congressional resurgence -- The imperial presidency and the end of the President's war -- The new normal -- Post-Cold War -- The global war on terrorism -- Iraq -- Epilogue
Control code
1683768
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9781451681987
Lccn
2016025789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683768
  • (OCoLC)944380362
Label
Waging war : the clash between presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, David J. Barron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-535) 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
Contents
Part 1. Foundings -- The Revolutionary War -- The founding -- Quasi war -- The good officer -- The man on horseback -- Antebellum -- Part 2. Civil War and its aftermath -- Confronting secession -- The war comes -- The war ends -- Imperialism -- Part 3. World wars -- The Great War -- Preparing for World War II -- Total war -- Part 4. Cold War and beyond -- Korea and absolute war powers -- War in Indochina and congressional resurgence -- The imperial presidency and the end of the President's war -- The new normal -- Post-Cold War -- The global war on terrorism -- Iraq -- Epilogue
Control code
1683768
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 560 pages
Isbn
9781451681987
Lccn
2016025789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1683768
  • (OCoLC)944380362

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