Congress Investigates: A Critical and Documentary History Revised Edtion 2-Volume Set / Edition 2

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Bruns (Almost History), former deputy executive director of national historical publications and records commission at the National Archives; David L. Hostetter (director of programs & research, Robert C. Byrd Ctr. for Legislative Studies, Shepherd Univ.); and Raymond W. Smock (director, Robert C. Byrd Ctr.) have gathered here information on congressional investigations from the Colonial period to the 21st century. The entries, written by U.S. historians and archivists, each offer an overview, chronology, documents, excerpts from congressional committee reports and testimony, and a bibliography; many also include black-and-white illustrations, photographs, or political cartoons. They cover well-known events such as the Teapot Dome scandal, the burning of Washington in 1814, the Hurricane Katrina inquiry of 2005–06, and several lesser-known happenings—General St. Clair's defeat of 1792–93 and the Pujo Committee on the "Money Trust," for example. Each volume contains a list of congressional investigations covered in the set and one of related documents. BOTTOM LINE This well-researched and richly detailed resource provides an excellent overview of major congressional investigations and will be a quality addition to a high school, public, or undergraduate academic library.—Diane Fulkerson, Univ. of South Florida-Polytechnic, Lakeland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816076796
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1296
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 3.00 (d)

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