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The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration
     

The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration

by Jack Goldsmith
 

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A New York Times Bestseller
A central player’s account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.
Jack Goldsmith’s duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that

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A New York Times Bestseller
A central player’s account of the clash between the rule of law and the necessity of defending America.
Jack Goldsmith’s duty as head of the Office of Legal Counsel was to advise President Bush on what he could and could not do . . . legally. Immediately after taking the job in October 2003, Goldsmith began to see that the work of his predecessors, whose opinions were the legal framework governing the conduct of the military and intelligence agencies in the war on terror, were deeply flawed.Goldsmith is a conservative lawyer who understands the imperative of averting another 9/11. But his unflinching insistence that we abide by the law put him on a collision course with powerful figures in the administration. In The Terror Presidency he shows how Bush damaged his own presidency and compromised the ability of his successors to respond forcefully in times of crisis.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
“Chilling. . . . The portrait of the Bush administration that Mr. Goldsmith draws in this book is a devastating one. . . . Illuminating.”— Michiko Kakutani
Los Angeles Times
“An important book—a genuine service to national interest—on several levels.”— Timothy Rutten
Michiko Kakutani - New York Times
“Chilling. . . . The portrait of the Bush administration that Mr. Goldsmith draws in this book is a devastating one. . . . Illuminating.”
Timothy Rutten - Los Angeles Times
“An important book—a genuine service to national interest—on several levels.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393335330
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
821,655
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor of Law at Harvard University. From October 2003 to June 2004 he was assistant attorney general, Office of Legal Counsel. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

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