New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiv, 560,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Name of previous owner on fep. David Jeremiah Barron (born July 7, 1967) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and former S. William Green Professor of Public Law at Harvard Law School. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Office of Legal Counsel at the United States Department of Justice.
Barron is known for his controversial legal memo justifying the use of lethal drone strikes against U.S. citizens without judicial process. For his book Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS, in February 2017, Barron was named the winner of Norwich University's 2017 Colby Award, which is awarded for works that make major academic contributions to the understanding of military history, intelligence activities, and foreign relations. A 1st Circuit Court of Appeals judge chronicles the centuries long push/pull between the executive and the legislative branches over the conduct of America?s wars. Few believe decisions about war belong solely to the president. Drawing on numerous episodes from our history, Barron fleshes out the back and forth between the branches, the elaborate mix of constitutional and statutory law, politics, and popular opinion that shapes decisions about how the country wages war. In smoothly readable prose, with a sure grasp of the big picture, the author addresses such issues as the treatment of enemy prisoners under Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and George W. Bush; and FDR?s adroit advocacy of Lend-Lease, which Attorney General Robert Jackson helped engineer; James Buchanan?s deference to Congress as Civil War approached versus Lincoln?s startling assumption of authority in Fort Sumter?s immediate aftermath; and congressional acts, resolutions, and amendments designed to rein in presidents. A first-rate history filled and informed analysis. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Armed Forces, Jeremiah Black, Commander in Chief, Commander-in-Chief, War Powers; Executive Power, Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt, Supreme Court