U. S. Government Manual, 1999-2000 by Raymond A. Mosley
Provides comprehensive info. on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, & executive branches. It also includes info. on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the U.S. participates; & boards, commissions, & committees. A typical agency description includes a list of principal officials, a summary statement of the agencys purpose & role in the Fed. Government, a brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority, a description of its programs & activities, & a Sources of Info. section, which provides info. on consumer activities, contracts & grants, employment, pubs., & many other areas of public interest.