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Editors: Anthony J. Eksterowicz and Glenn P. Hastedt (James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA)
Book Description:
One of the key issues facing our republic in this century is the exercise of presidential war powers. The constitutional structure which gives the Congress responsibility for declaring war is being challenged and some would argue usurped by a succession of modern, aggressive commander-in-chief presidents. This new and unique book examines many aspects of this problem and places it in historical context, analyzing both pre-modern and post-modern presidencies. One thing is clear, a return to the original constitutional order will take an enormous effort on the part of our leaders and their people.

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Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Forging the Eagle’s Sword: President Washington, the Congress and the Army (pp. 1-15)
(Ryan Staude )

Chapter 2: “A Squadron of Observation”: Thomas Jefferson and America’s First War on Terrorism (pp. 17-28)
(Craig L. Symonds)

Chapter 3: Wars of Choice: James Madison, George W. Bush and the Presidential Legacy Question (pp. 29-51)
(Anthony J. Eksterowicz and Glenn P. Hastedt)

Chapter 4: Abraham Lincoln: The President Who Changed the Role of commander-in-Chief (pp. 53-64)
(Frank J. Williams)

Chapter 5: Ex Parte Milligan: Lincoln’s Use of Military Commissions (pp. 65-78)
(Joseph R. Thysell. Jr.)

Chapter 6: For Love or for Money?: William Mckinley and the Spanish-American War (pp. 79-101)
(Jeffrey Bloodworth)

Chapter 7: War Counsel: Military Advice in the White House (pp. 103-119)
(Brent A. Strathman)

Chapter 8: Regime Formation and Maturation in the White House: The Rise of Internationalism during the Administration of Theodore Roosevelt (pp. 121-140)
(Tom Lansford)

Chapter 9: The Wilson Presidency, The U.S. Navy, and Homeland Defense (pp. 141-152)
(George H. Quester)

Chapter 10: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Trip to the West Coast; a President Prefigured (pp. 153-180)
(David T. Leary)

Chapter 11: Absorbing the First Blow: Truman and the Cold War (pp. 181-196)
(John M. Schuessler)

Chapter 12: “It’s Not Enough to Say We’re in Viet-Nam Simply Because Ike Got Us There”: Lyndon Johnson and the Constraints of Continuity in Vietnam Policymaking (pp. 197-210)
(Nicole Anslover)

Chapter 13: Lonesome Dove: The Pope, the President, the Church, and Vietnam, 1963-1969 (pp. 211-231)
(Lawrence J. McAndrews)

Chapter 14: “No Winners, No Losers”: Reagan, the Iran-Iraq War and the Gulf’s Perpetual Security Dilemma (pp. 233-252)
(Bernd Kaussler)

Chapter 15: Presidential War Powers and the War on Terrorism: Are We Destined to Repeat Our Mistakes? (pp. 253-272)
(Martin S. Sheffer)

Chapter 16: Presidents and War: Notes on the End of Constitutionalism (pp. 273-293)
(James K.Oliver)

Chapter 17:Speech on the Implementation of the GI Bill extending Educational Benefits to Veterans (pp. 295-298)
(Barack Obama)


      White House Studies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10, 315 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-917-9
   Status: AV
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