The Young Oxford Companion to the Congress of the United States

The Young Oxford Companion to the Congress of the United States

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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 theCongressional 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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 239 pages
  • 223.52 x 276.86 x 20.32mm | 952.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0195077776
  • 9780195077773

About Donald A Ritchie

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.show more