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In the Shadow of the Dome: Chronicles of a Capitol Hill Aide

Bisnow, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0688087191 / ISBN 13: 9780688087197
Published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1990
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm, 319 pages. Illus., index, front DJ flap price clipped, slight wear to DJ edges. Signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 48151

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Title: In the Shadow of the Dome: Chronicles of a ...

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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Bisnow, who worked as a congressional aide for ten years, deftly recounts his experiences and discusses the way things work in Congress. No bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Tracing his political career from a student internship in the Sacramento legislature through stints with Senators Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) and John Heinz (R-Pa.), Representative John Anderson (R-Ill.), and Senator Robert Dole (R-Kan.), Bisnow provides an exuberant account of the inner workings of Congress. Bisnow has no ax to grind; instead, this self-described "political junkie" offers an unvarnished yet basically positive view of Washington politics. His book compares favorably with Eric Redman's classic The Dance of Legislation ( LJ 6/1/73), but where Redman's book has a unifying element--the passage of a single bill--Bisnow's moves from event to event. While obviously not meant to replace standard academic works about Congressional staff, such as Michael J. Malbin's Unelected Representatives ( LJ 11/1/80), this is an engaging story of politics which should be of particular interest to college students in American government courses.
- Thomas J. Baldino, Juniata Coll., Huntingdon, Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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