Commander in Chief: how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
pages ; cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0374102171, 9780374102173

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This is a story of ever-expanding presidential powers in an age of unwinnable wars. Harry Truman and Korea, Lyndon Johnson and Vietnam, George W. Bush and Iraq: three presidents, three ever broader interpretations of the commander-in-chief clause of the Constitution, three unwinnable wars, and three presidential secrets. Presidential biographer and military historian Perret places these men and events in the larger context of the post-World War II world to establish their collective legacy: a presidency so powerful it undermines the checks and balances built into the Constitution, thereby creating a permanent threat to the Constitution itself. Since World War II wars have become tests of stamina rather than strength, and more likely than not they sow theseeds of future wars--yet recent American presidents have chosen to place their country in the forefront of fighting them.--From publisher description.
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Looks at the legacy of the adminstrations of Truman, Johnson, and Bush that undermined the checks and balances of the Constitution, ignored the advice of the military, and were influenced to undertake three unwinnable wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Perret, G. (2007). Commander in Chief: how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Perret, Geoffrey. 2007. Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power Into a Threat to America's Future. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Perret, Geoffrey, Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power Into a Threat to America's Future. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

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Perret, Geoffrey. Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power Into a Threat to America's Future. First edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Print.

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