In these politically charged times, interest in the political process is peaking. Enormous decisions must be made at a time when the world seems to be teetering on the edge of chaos. The Handy Politics Answer Book dares to ask the tough questions (not like the ones reporters lob at incumbents) and answers every one thoroughly and clearly (without the usual political side-stepping and spin tactics). Fifteen chapters explore politics from our founding fathers to current trends, from our branches of government to how they work together (or don't), from noteworthy people and officials to major events. This is just the book wannabe politicians (and everyone else) can consult to obtain a solid understanding on such things as "Why were Medicare and Medicaid created?" "What are civil liberties?" "What is due process of law?" "What is the United Nations?" Then there are the questions you always wanted to know, like, "What is considered the dirtiest presidential campaign on record?" And, "If the president has a job description, what is it?" Great questions for parties, but everyone knows you're not supposed to talk politics at social gatherings. That's why this book exists.
|Publisher:||Visible Ink Press|
|Series:||The Handy Answer Book Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.45(d)|
About the Author
Gina Misiroglu is a fourteen-year veteran of the West Coast publishing industry, specializing in the development and editing of popular culture, reference, and women's studies. Misiroglu has edited and developed hundreds of books in her publishing career for a number of presses, including Price Stern Sloan/HP Books, New World Library, Lowell House, Visible Ink Press, Macmillan Reference USA, and Adams Media Corporation. Misiroglu is the author of "Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhoods in Story, Poetry, and Song" (New World Library, 1999), winner of the New York Public Library's "Best Book for Teens" Award, and "Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Heroes" (New World Library, 1999). She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book makes the terms and concepts of government easier for people to understand. I hope to use it for my classes in the future.