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The Resource Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret

Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret

Label
Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future
Title
Commander in chief
Title remainder
how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Perret
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 the seeds of future wars--yet recent American presidents have chosen to place their country in the forefront of fighting them" --from publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perret, Geoffrey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Presidents
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Bush, George W.
Label
Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret
Instantiates
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
Contents
Too Much Too Soon -- Man and Moment -- Position of Strength -- Location, Location, Location -- World Island -- Chinese Checkers -- National Home -- Panic Attack -- Talking Tough -- Zeitgeist Wins -- War of Maneuver -- What Goes Up? -- Wars of Choice -- Getting a Grip -- Hard Choices -- The Green Mountain -- Trading Places -- Thunder and Lightening -- All-Out Limited War -- Trapped -- Back to the Ranch -- The Nixinger War -- Futurismo -- Chances Are -- Targets -- Willful, Mendacious, Deluded -- Napoleon in Russia -- Armed Missionaries -- Iraq Syndrome
Control code
ocm65644335
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 436 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374102173
Lccn
2006009749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret
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
Contents
Too Much Too Soon -- Man and Moment -- Position of Strength -- Location, Location, Location -- World Island -- Chinese Checkers -- National Home -- Panic Attack -- Talking Tough -- Zeitgeist Wins -- War of Maneuver -- What Goes Up? -- Wars of Choice -- Getting a Grip -- Hard Choices -- The Green Mountain -- Trading Places -- Thunder and Lightening -- All-Out Limited War -- Trapped -- Back to the Ranch -- The Nixinger War -- Futurismo -- Chances Are -- Targets -- Willful, Mendacious, Deluded -- Napoleon in Russia -- Armed Missionaries -- Iraq Syndrome
Control code
ocm65644335
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 436 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780374102173
Lccn
2006009749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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