In This Review

War Powers of the President and Congress
War Powers of the President and Congress
By W. Taylor Reveley, III
University Press of Virginia, 1981, 394 pp

A solid constitutional history which finds that Presidents and Congresses have shaped the distribution of war powers by "their beliefs about what the Constitution requires" and not solely by "the play of power." The author, a lawyer, approves and urges even more respect for constitutional limits.