"Chris Edelson has successfully tackled a big and controversial topic with skill and grace. His balanced, fair-minded work is a welcome addition to a literature on presidential power in times of crisis that is often captured by partisans with a cause."—Michael Genovese, author of Presidential Prerogative
“Edelson . . . lays down a foundation from which the current debate about the powers of the presidency can be more clearly understood.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Chris Edelson is assistant professor of government at American University's School of Public Affairs. He practiced law in the District of Columbia and New York and served as state legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.