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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
Dewey number
355.020973/09045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.P395 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Presidents
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Bush, George W.
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Target audience
adult
Label
Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-416) 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
  • 38
  • Chapter 4
  • Location, Location, Location
  • 54
  • Chapter 5
  • World Island
  • 67
  • Chapter 6
  • Chinese Checkers
  • 79
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • National Home
  • 93
  • Chapter 8
  • Panic Attack
  • 106
  • Chapter 9
  • Talking Tough
  • 119
  • Chapter 10
  • Too Much Too Soon
  • Zeitgeist Wins
  • 133
  • Chapter 11
  • War of Maneuver
  • 149
  • Chapter 12
  • What Goes Up...
  • 163
  • Chapter 13
  • Wars of Choice
  • 15
  • 176
  • Chapter 14
  • Getting a Grip
  • 186
  • Chapter 15
  • Hard Choices
  • 202
  • Chapter 16
  • Green Mountain
  • 211
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Trading Places
  • 223
  • Chapter 18
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • 235
  • Chapter 19
  • All-Out Limited War
  • 246
  • Chapter 20
  • Man and Moment
  • Trapped
  • 257
  • Chapter 21
  • Back to the Ranch
  • 272
  • Chapter 22
  • Nixinger War
  • 286
  • Chapter 23
  • Futurismo
  • 28
  • 299
  • Chapter 24
  • Chances Are
  • 315
  • Chapter 25
  • Targets
  • 326
  • Chapter 26
  • Willful, Mendacious, Deluded
  • 339
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 27
  • Napoleon in Russia
  • 353
  • Chapter 28
  • Armed Missionaries
  • 364
  • Chapter 29
  • Iraq Syndrome
  • 375
  • Position of Strength
Control code
ocm65644335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374102173
Lccn
2006009749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
355.020973 P427 ; L ; XX-N ; C0705BT3(GV) Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65644335
  • (Sirsi) o65644335
Label
Commander in chief : how Truman, Johnson, and Bush turned a presidential power into a threat to America's future, Geoffrey Perret
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [393]-416) 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
  • 38
  • Chapter 4
  • Location, Location, Location
  • 54
  • Chapter 5
  • World Island
  • 67
  • Chapter 6
  • Chinese Checkers
  • 79
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 7
  • National Home
  • 93
  • Chapter 8
  • Panic Attack
  • 106
  • Chapter 9
  • Talking Tough
  • 119
  • Chapter 10
  • Too Much Too Soon
  • Zeitgeist Wins
  • 133
  • Chapter 11
  • War of Maneuver
  • 149
  • Chapter 12
  • What Goes Up...
  • 163
  • Chapter 13
  • Wars of Choice
  • 15
  • 176
  • Chapter 14
  • Getting a Grip
  • 186
  • Chapter 15
  • Hard Choices
  • 202
  • Chapter 16
  • Green Mountain
  • 211
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 17
  • Trading Places
  • 223
  • Chapter 18
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • 235
  • Chapter 19
  • All-Out Limited War
  • 246
  • Chapter 20
  • Man and Moment
  • Trapped
  • 257
  • Chapter 21
  • Back to the Ranch
  • 272
  • Chapter 22
  • Nixinger War
  • 286
  • Chapter 23
  • Futurismo
  • 28
  • 299
  • Chapter 24
  • Chances Are
  • 315
  • Chapter 25
  • Targets
  • 326
  • Chapter 26
  • Willful, Mendacious, Deluded
  • 339
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 27
  • Napoleon in Russia
  • 353
  • Chapter 28
  • Armed Missionaries
  • 364
  • Chapter 29
  • Iraq Syndrome
  • 375
  • Position of Strength
Control code
ocm65644335
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374102173
Lccn
2006009749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
355.020973 P427 ; L ; XX-N ; C0705BT3(GV) Rev.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o65644335
  • (Sirsi) o65644335

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