Impeachment: A Handbook / Edition 1

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Overview

In a classic guide to presidential impeachment, Charles L. Black clarifies the issues and questions that surround this controversial subject. With a new foreword by constitutional expert Akhil Reed Amar, this authoritative book is essential reading for every concerned citizen.

"The best essay written on the subject."-Jeffrey Rosen, New Republic

"[Black's] timely volume clearly and lucidly covers everything from what constitutes "high crimes and misdemeanors" to the scope of Executive privilege. . . . The measure of his book's achievement is that it tells the reader not what to think but what to think about."-Time

"A citizen's guide to impeachment. . . . Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive."-Mary Ann Gale, New York Times Book Review

"Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light. . . . This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a President by Congress, places it in historical perspective, [and] discusses the conundrums that spring from it. . . . It provides a major contribution to sanity in our government."-Newsweek

"A model of how so serious an act of state should be approached."-Wall Street Journal

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Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light....This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a president by congress, places it in historical perspective, [and] discusses the conundrums that spring from it.... It provides a major contribution to sanity in our government.
Time
The measure of this book's achievement is that it tells the reader not what to think but what to think about.
New York Times Book Review
. . .Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive.
Time
The measure of this book's achievement is that it tells the reader not what to think but what to think about.
NY Times Book Review
. . .Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive.
New York Times Book Review
A citizen's guide to impeachment. . .Elegantly written, lucid, intelligent, and comprehensive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300079500
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Yale Fastback Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 98
  • Sales rank: 1,030,547
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

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