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Savage, Charlie
Takeover : the return of the imperial presidency and the subversion of American democracy / Charlie Savage
1st Back Bay pbk. ed
New York : Back Bay Books, 2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E902 .S38 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2001-2009
Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- -- Political and social views
Cheney, Richard B. -- Political and social views
Subject(s) Executive power -- United States
Official secrets -- United States
Right-wing extremists -- United States
Fanaticism -- United States
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Subject Cheney, Richard B
Subject(s) Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description 422 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note With a new afterword by the author--P. 4 of cover
Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, September 2007--t.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-402) and index
Contents Inside the bunker -- The fall of the imperial presidency and the rise of Dick Cheney : 1789-1976 -- "A cabal of zealots" : 1977-2000 -- The agenda -- "Behind closed doors" : secrecy I -- The unleashing : laws and treaties I -- "A hollow shell" : secrecy II -- Pushback and purge : laws and treaties II -- The torture ban -- Power of the pen : signing statements -- "To say what the law is" : the Supreme Court -- Centralize and control : the Executive Branch -- The politics of presidential power

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