Jeffrey E. Cohen, author of The President's Legislative Policy Agenda, 1789-2002 (Cambridge 2012)
"Rich in historical case studies and data analyses, Presidential Saber Rattling casts new light on the reasons presidents use bellicose foreign policy rhetoric and on the consequences of such rhetoric domestically and internationally. This book will be essential reading for students of American politics and United States foreign policy."
John R. Freeman, University of Minnesota
"This book tackles the big questions of the causes and consequences of presidential saber rattling. It introduces impressive new data and careful analysis to provide terrific new insight into this aspect of presidential decision making."
David E. Lewis, Vanderbilt University
"Presidential Saber Rattling makes important contributions to literatures on both democratic representation and the role of domestic politics in military policy making. It also opens many doors for future research at the intersection of American politics and international relations scholarship."
Douglas Kriner, Congress and the Presidency