Wildy Logo
Wildy & Sons Ltd Lincoln's Inn Archway
Carey Street, London WC2A 2JD, UK
Tel: 020 7242 5778Fax: 020 7430 0897
Email: info@wildy.com
April 25th, 2015 : Site last updated about 2 hours ago

eBooks @ Wildy's

We now have over 7500 eBooks available and the list is growing on a daily basis.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us at

See our full list of ebooks here...

Pupillage Special Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils & Newly Called

Click here...

Out of Print Secondhand

See the Available Titles Online.


Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing

New and Forthcoming Books…

Click here...

Lexis Note

We are delighted to announce we are now selling LexisNexis’ new format Lexis Note eBooks.


Open an Account?

We can manage your subscriptions, offer tailored invoicing, charge no consolidation fees or mark-ups & have online account management…


Getting the Deal Through

Getting the Deal Through – Now available at Wildy’s


Login To My Account

Existing Account Holders only:- Log in here.

RSS feeds at Wildy's

You can subscribe, by subject, to new book information using our RSS feeds

RSS is here...

BIALL Supplier of the year 2014
Wildy & Sons Ltd, winner of the 2014 ‘BIALL Supplier of the Year Award’.

Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians

Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Introduction: presidents and civil liberties

Part I. The Early Years:
2. Woodrow Wilson and the suppression of civil liberties in World War I
3. Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover: civil liberties in the wilderness
4. Franklin D. Roosevelt: the mixed legacy of a strong president

Part II. Civil Liberties in the Cold War and Civil Rights Eras:
5. Harry Truman: courage and contradictions
6. Dwight D. Eisenhower: a failure of presidential leadership
7. John F. Kennedy: the failed promise of the new frontier
8. The glory and the tragedy of Lyndon Johnson
9. Richard Nixon: a singular abuse of presidential power

Part III. The Post-Watergate Era:
10. Gerald Ford: a minor president in very interesting times
11. Jimmy Carter: failed president, good civil libertarian
12. Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush: the neo-conservative assault on civil liberties
13. Bill Clinton: the divided soul of a 'new democrat'

Part IV. Civil Liberties in the Age of Terrorism:
14. George W. Bush: the worst president ever on civil liberties
15. Reflections on presidents, civil liberties, and democracy with observations on Barack Obama.

ISBN13: 9781107016606
ISBN: 1107016606
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781107677081

Despatched in 7 to 9 days.

Also available as
eBook (PDF) 9781139369015
+ £4.60 VAT.

This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of the worst violations.

Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered.

Shopping Basket

Your shopping basket is empty!

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo
Vol 20 No 3 March/April 2015
Download PDF
Cover: Lincoln's Inn
Blog by ‘Wildy' (p.1)
Wildy Trips 2015 (p.2)
Book launches & more (pp 2-4)
New Titles published in March (pp.5-28)
eBook news (pp.32-33)
Forthcoming Publications (p.34)
March Subscription Releases (pp.36-40)
WS&H Publications (pp.42-60)

Book of the Month

Cover of Klaus Vogel On Double Taxation Conventions

Klaus Vogel On Double Taxation Conventions

Edited by: Ekkenhart Reimer, Alexander Rust, Klaus Vogel
ISBN13: 9789041122988
Published: February 2015
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback, 2 volumes
Price: £320.00

More Information