The U.S. Senate: Fundamentals of American Government

The U.S. Senate: Fundamentals of American Government

Tom Daschle CharlesRobbins / Jul 07, 2020
The U S Senate Fundamentals of American Government The second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works The U S Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series expl
  • Title: The U.S. Senate: Fundamentals of American Government
  • Author: Tom Daschle CharlesRobbins
  • ISBN: 9781250011220
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works.The U.S Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, exploring the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch As with Selecting a President, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high schooThe second entry in the civics series clearly and concisely explains how the United States Senate works.The U.S Senate is the second book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series, exploring the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch As with Selecting a President, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college freshmen or any citizen interested in a concise yet authoritative exploration of this representative entity Written by former Senator Tom Daschle, and co written by acclaimed journalist Charles Robbins, this compelling and digestible book carefully examines and explains exactly how the Senate operates From its electoral process to voting procedure, historic beginnings to modern day issues there is no area of this governmental body left un revealed Told with an insider s perspective there is not a defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S Senate.
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      • Tom Daschle CharlesRobbins

        Thomas Andrew Daschle is a former U.S Senator from South Dakota and Senate Majority Leader He is a member of the Democratic Party He is currently a Special Policy Advisor at the law firm Alston Bird, visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University, a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and a Richard von Weizs cker Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany.


    698 Comments

    1. Although quick, concise reads are convenient and easy to understand, this book is not informative beyond basic elementary level understandings of the U.S government Instead, it serves of a role of Senator Daschle s biography and personal narrative, including all too often his own opinions rather than hard facts That is fine as a novel, but in this case, it s disappointing as the book promises prospective readers to inform, educate, and provide an understanding of the U.S Senate I would recommen [...]


    2. A quick and easy read,but full of important information and stories to make it enjoyable I especially enjoyed the senate procedures section in that it gave me insight as to how things differed from the house I was happy to learn about a democrats perspective, and many of his stories from his work with various leaderships Also, his strategies to work across the aisle and his daily regime was insightful However, often I felt that he included all the interesting stories of the Capitol that are tol [...]


    3. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in learning about the US Senate s history and its role in the legislative process You might think it a dry topic but it is very readable and quite entertaining as well, thanks to Tom Daschle s stories and anecdotes It should be required reading for actual U.S Senators who might learn a thing or two about what they are supposed to be doing for the American public.


    4. The senator writes a partisan book on the workings of the US Senate In the first few chapters he portrays the Mr Smith Goes to Washington idealized view of the Senate and its members There is a explanation of different functions It is an educational read if taken with a grain of salt.


    5. A good review of your high school government class Unfortunately, the author as a liberal Democrat blames everything on the Republicans Information is poorly presented.



    6. This book has all the depth of a high school field trip to the Senate building, and it s written to about that same level.


    7. At least one piece of information in this book is incorrect Daschle says there is no way to tell what was spoken live on the Senate House floor and what were remarks that were later inserted A small matter, perhaps, but remarks that are later inserted are set off by a different font in the text of the Congressional Record vs live remarks It s enough that someone reading through should notice the difference in font appearance I can let this slide because as an actual member he probably never look [...]


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