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The U. S. Senate

Reedy George E.

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ISBN 10: 0517562391 / ISBN 13: 9780517562390
Published by Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1986
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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Title: The U. S. Senate

Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Edition: First Edition

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An insider's analysis of why today's Senate doesn't work that examines the human motives and intricate behaviors of ritual and maneuver that determine what the Senate can and can't accomplish

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Reedy ( The Twilight of the Presidency ) here offers his views on the U.S. Senate. The book is both a commentary on the inner workings of the Senatean institution whose purpose and method, according to Reedy, are largely misunderstood by most citizensand a historical analysis of its achievements during the 1950s, a period which stands as one of the most effective and productive eras in its history. Since Reedy served as staff director of the Senate's Democratic Policy Committee during those years he offers a unique perspective on both topics. The book's final chapter provides a comparison of the 1950s with the current political scene. Overall, a well-written and insightful discussion which will be of interest to students of political science and history as well as informed observers of the contemporary scene. Highly recommended. Scott Wright, History Dept., Coll. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
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