The U.S. Senate: Fundamentals of American Government

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Macmillan, Jan 22, 2013 - Political Science - 256 pages
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The second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works.  

The U.S. Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, exploring the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college freshmen—or any citizen interested in a concise yet authoritative exploration of this representative entity. Written by former Senator Tom Daschle, and co-written by acclaimed journalist Charles Robbins, this compelling and digestible book carefully examines and explains exactly how the Senate operates.  From its electoral process to voting procedure, historic beginnings to modern day issues—there is no area of this governmental body left un-revealed.  Told with an insider's perspective there is not a more defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S. Senate. 


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User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

A quick and easy read,but full of important information and stories to make it enjoyable. I especially enjoyed the senate procedures section in that it gave me insight as to how things differed from ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephi C - Goodreads

Although quick, concise reads are convenient and easy to understand, this book is not informative beyond basic elementary-level understandings of the US government. Instead, it serves more of a role ... Read full review

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TOM DASCHLE is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. He is currently a Senior Policy Advisor to the law firm of DLA Piper and a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health.A former daily newspaper reporter and editor, CHARLES ROBBINS ran press shops for two Congressmen, a Senator, a gubernatorial campaign and a presidential campaign. Robbins has co-written three nonfiction books with U.S. Senators.

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