The U.S. Congress : very short introduction
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- ISBN: 9780190280147
- ISBN: 019028014X
xvii, 146 pages ; 18 cm.
- Edition: Second edition.
- Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-138) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||The great compromise -- Campaigns and constituents -- In committee -- On the floor -- Checks and balances -- The Capitol complex.|
|Summary, etc.:||"In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress"--|
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The U. S. Congress: a Very Short Introduction
Donald A. Ritchie is Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate. He worked for the Senate Historical Office for thirty years, where he conducted an oral history program and did historical editing, such as the previously closed hearings of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. A former president of the Oral History Association, he has also been a member of the councils of the American Historical Association and the International Oral History Association. His other books include Our Constitution, The Oxford Guide to the United States Government, Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents, Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps, and Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932.