By John Yoo

New and up-to-date in paperback—the awesome historical past of yankee presidential government strength from one among today’s most renowned criminal scholars.

“…an eloquent, fact-laden historical past of audacious strength grabs by means of American presidents going again to George Washington.”

— ny instances Magazine

However sour, complicated, and pressing today’s controversies over govt strength might be, John Yoo reminds us that they're not anything new. In Crisis and Command, Yoo explores an element too little consulted in present debates: the prior. via sensible and lucid research, he exhibits how the daring judgements made by way of Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, and FDR replaced greater than simply history—they reworked the function of the yankee president.

The paperback variation of Crisis and Command includes a new preface and epilogue by means of the writer, giving the main up to the moment perception into the continuing nationwide debate over presidential energy. Written in transparent, obtainable prose, Crisis and Command maintains a doable scope by way of targeting the most powerful and so much correct examples all through historical past, from George Washington to Barack Obama.

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