The Young Oxford Companion to the Congress of the United States

The Young Oxford Companion to the Congress of the United States

by Donald A. Ritchie
     
 


More than 200 articles, conveniently arranged alphabetically, provide a concise and easy-to-use guide to the people, issues, vocabulary, and activities of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. With gavel-to-gavel coverage now available on any cable TV, students will welcome this informative and entertaining tour of our Congress and its procedures,…  See more details below

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More than 200 articles, conveniently arranged alphabetically, provide a concise and easy-to-use guide to the people, issues, vocabulary, and activities of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. With gavel-to-gavel coverage now available on any cable TV, students will welcome this informative and entertaining tour of our Congress and its procedures, historical origins, and 200-year evolution of modern legislative practices.
Fully illustrated and using first-person observation excerpted from memoirs, oral histories, committee hearings, and debates in the Congressional Record, the entries capture the drama, humor, triumphs, and tragedies of congressional history. Cross-referencing, suggestions for further reading, photos, artifacts, and cartoons make this complete, up-to-date, and refreshing look at Congress an essential resource for young adults, librarians, teachers, and parents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195077773
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Donald A. Ritchie is associate historian of the U.S. Senate and the author of several books, including Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents, The Senate, and The U.S. Constitution.

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