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Description - Absolute Power by John P. Mackenzie

In Absolute Power, John P. MacKenzie looks at the origins and history of the unitary executive theory in the United States, examining its broad claims of presidential power in the light of the founders' original writings as well as the actions of Presidents Jackson, Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Truman, all of whom tested the power of their office against that of Congress and the Supreme Court.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870785115
ISBN-10: 0870785117
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
Imprint: The Century Foundation
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John P. Mackenzie

John P. MacKenzie has worked as a reporter for the Washington Post (1956-77), covering the Supreme Court, and as an editorial writer at the New York Times (1977-97) and has been a visiting professor and scholar at New York University's School of Law. He is the author of The Appearance of Justice (Scribners, 1974).