Quarto, 119pp, gilt lettering on spine. Leather spine, green cloth cover and slipcase. Slipcase in near fine condition. Signed limited edition of 50 copies, this being number 45.
Comments: Not to be confused with a similar signed, limited publication of 200 copies. This edition was held for the author and includes a leather spine and slipcase. This address by Gerald Ford was given at Butte College in 1991. It addresses the War Powers Resolution (War Powers Act) which was enacted by congress over the veto of President Nixon. In 1973, tired of the Vietnam and Korean Wars, congress passed a new law that required a president seek a declaration of war by congress before sending troops into combat. While this law has never been challenged in the Supreme Court, President Ford contended that it was unconstitutional and hindered the ability of the executive to defend the nation. President Clinton and President Bush have both challenged the law with their actions in Kosovo and Iraq. A scarce edition.