The Presidents and the People: Five Leaders Who Threatened Democracy and the Citizens Who Fought to Defend It

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About the Author
Corey Brettschneider is a professor at Brown University, where he teaches constitutional law and politics. He has written for the New York Times, Politico, the Washington Post, and Time, and is the author of the books The Presidents and the People and The Oath and the Office. He lives in New York.
An inspired history dramatically rendered: the crises five past presidents inflicted on the nation and the moral sense, political skill, and persistence the people mustered to restore constitutional order. Richard Nixon's abuse of power, however, eluded recovery--why? The Presidents and the People supplies a guide and issues a warning.--Nancy L. Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government, Harvard University, emerita
Corey Brettschneider traces a stunning pattern right across American history. Again and again, brave citizens wielded the Constitution against power, arrogance, and racism to save the republic. The Presidents and the People challenges our conventional wisdom about the presidents, the people, the courts, and democracy itself. Deeply researched, beautifully written, dramatic, wise, and inspiring--a must-read for scholars, citizens, and anyone interested in how the United States really works--James A. Morone, author of Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History and Republic of Wrath: How American Politics Turned Tribal, From George Washington to