"Demonstrates clearly, convincingly, and in fascinating detail that presidential commissions - from Pearl Harbor to 9/11 - are highly political creatures. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in how presidents try to avoid or limit congressional influence in times of foreign policy crises." - Richard W. Waterman, University of Kentucky "Very well written and documented.... A valuable reference for anyone interested in presidential commissions and the foreign policy problems that give rise to them." - Wayne P. Steger, DePaul University"
About the Author
Kenneth Kitts is associate provost and professor of political science at Francis Marion University.