The Presidents and the Constitution a living history by Ken Gormley

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Constitutional history,
  • Presidents,
  • Executive power,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Ken Gormley
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF5053 .P75 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 701 pages
Number of Pages701
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27209972M
ISBN 101479839906
ISBN 109781479839902
LC Control Number2015043555
OCLC/WorldCa926743500

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