Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future

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$14.95  $13.75
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City Lights Books
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Pages
184
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.7 X 6.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780872867628

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About the Author

Alan Hirsch received his BA from Amherst College and JD from Yale Law School. He is the chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College. Alan has authored several books, including For The People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights (Free Press) (coauthored with Akhil Amar) and A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment (Basic Books), The Duke of Wellington, Kidnapped! (Counterpoint). His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Newsday among many other places.

Reviews

"As the producer of 'The Forum' in San Francisco, which strives to foster civil conversation on complex issues, I couldn't have asked for a more mature, sophisticated, and fair look at impeachment, as Alan Hirsch provides in Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future. I can't tell you how reassuring it is to find an adult voice on this issue, calmly and clearly breaking through all of the current bombast and posturing. Everyone who is concerned about the governance of our country should read this book."--Rebecca Nestle, Director of Cultural Programs, Grace Cathedral

Praise for For The People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights (co-authored with Akhil Amar)

"A fascinating conversation over the future of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights."--Legal Times

"Consistent and contentious throughout, Amar and Hirsch offer an analysis that should threaten both liberals and conservatives with a commitment to popular sovereignty both like to avoid."--Kirkus Reviews

"A healthy challenge to conventional wisdom, with significant implications for public policy."--Booklist

"Amar and Hirsch believe in the people . . . and they devote the most valuable part of their book to some useful reassurance against some of the boogeymen with which populism is often discredited."--New York Times

THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON KIDNAPPED: THE ART THEFT THAT SHOCKED A NATION (Counterpoint, 2016)

"[An] entertaining narrative ... This gripping story of a hapless art thief, a prized work of art, and the workings of the British justice system makes for an intriguing addition to the annals of modern art history."--Booklist

"This colorful true-crime story makes a zany whodunit out of an art heist . . . Hirsch writes [the] opening chapters like a finely tuned suspense thriller . . . His description of [the] amusing trial is the stuff of an Ealing Studios comic crime caper. The book's surprise ending perfectly caps this story."--Publishers Weekly

The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball (McFarland, 2011) (coauthored with Sheldon Hirsch)

"Engagingly written . . . highly recommended."--Library Journal

"Punctures gaping holes in Moneyball."--The Atlantic

"Terrific."--Murray Chass, J.G. Taylor Spink Award-winning sportswriter

"With careful and detailed research, the Messyrs Hirsch take apart Moneyball myths and provide accessible and balanced bases for analyzing our great game."--Fay Vincent, Commissioner of baseball, 1989-1992

"A beauty of a book. . . . Demolishes the Sabermetric myth."--LibraryThing

"A thoughtful, spunky counterpoint of a book, sure to be panned by true believers."--Spitball

"Thankfully, the Hirsch brothers provide the first sensible rebuttal to the Moneyball approach. The authors pick apart Michael Lewis's arguments with relish."--FrumForum

For The People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights (co-authored with Akhil Amar) (Free Press, 1998)

"A fascinating conversation over the future of our Constitution and our Bill of Rights."--Legal Times

"Amar and Hirsch believe in the people . . . and they devote the most valuable part of their book to some useful reassurance against some of the boogeymen with which populism is often discredited."--New York Times

"Consistent and contentious throughout, Amar and Hirsch offer an analysis that should threaten both liberals and conservatives with a commitment to popular sovereignty both like to avoid."--Kirkus

"A healthy challenge to conventional wisdom, with significant implications for public policy."--Booklist

"Most readers should have no difficulty following the well-presented arguments. After reading it, one should feel that 'the Constitution is a rich tapestry weaving together the ideas of citizenship and self-government.'"--Tampa Tribune

"An important, fresh look at one of the most important documents ever created."--San Antonio Express-News

"Should stir lively debate, and the country needs that."--Indianapolis Star

Talking Heads: Political Talk Shows and their Star Pundits (St. Martin's 1991)

"This argument in favor of more thoughtful and wide-ranging on-air analysis is a model of its kind."--Publisher's Weekly

"A devastating critique of political roundtables."--Atlanta Constitution

"A useful and provocative book."--Washington Post's Book World

"Alan Hirsch skillfully critiques these programs and laments the demise of reasoned debate about important topics." --Dallas Morning News

"He has described and analyzed and criticized the program formats and their gabby stars and their influence on democracy . . . in a clear and fair and thoughtful manner."--Baltimore City Paper