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The Cynic

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

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Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought

by Micah Watson, Bryan T. McGraw, Jesse Covington & Robert P. George et al.

This volume explores the problems and prospects attending evangelical engagement with natural law as a key feature for political thought. Engaging theology, philosophy, political theory and biblical studies,...


Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations and Other Violence against Members of Congress

by Nancy E. Marion & Willard Oliver

Killing Congress: Assassinations, Attempted Assassinations, and other Violence Enacted on Members of the U.S. Congress analyzes all assassinations, attempted assassinations, and other violent acts carried out...


Russell Long: A Life in Politics

by Michael S. Martin

Russell Long (1918-2003) occupies a unique niche in twentieth-century United States history. Born into Louisiana’s most influential political family, and son of perhaps the most famous Louisianan of all time,...


From Poverty to History Maker: An Autobiography

by Robert A. Holmes

This book describes how Robert “Bob” Holmes, a former juvenile delinquent, rose from humble beginnings in West Virginia and Harlem, New York to become an influential voice in academics and politics. This...


Congressional Government: A Study in American Politics

by Woodrow Wilson & Walter Lippmann

This remarkable work of scholarship addresses the difficulties inherent in the American Constitution's separation of legislative and executive powers. The future president's first book contains the essence of...


Senate Procedure and Practice

by Martin B. Gold

Now in its third edition, Senate Procedure and Practice explains why and how the Senate has worked for more than 200 years. The book is filled with fascinating stories and insights that highlight why certain...


The Death of Deliberation: Partisanship and Polarization in the United States Senate

by James I. Wallner

This book provides a counter-view on the conventional wisdom regarding the United States Senate. Specifically, it presents an alternative approach to the broken Congress genre with the argument that the Senate...


Rostenkowski: The Pursuit of Power and the End of the Old Politics

by Richard E. Cohen

This scrupulous political biography of Dan Rostenkowski follows his rise to power from modest origins in the Democratic ward politics of Chicago's Polish northwest side, through his national legislative triumphs,...


Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment: Enforcing Liberty and Equality in the States

by William B. Glidden

In Congress and the Fourteenth Amendment, William B. Glidden examines the misuse of the fourteenth amendment.


Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations

by James A. Thurber

Rivals for Power is a penetrating and up-to-date description of the power struggle between the president and Congress. In it, leading congressional and presidential scholars and knowledgeable former public officials...


The Roads to Congress 2012

by Robert Dewhirst, Sean D. Foreman, Holly L. Peterson & William K. Hall et al.

The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively...


Religion, Politics, and Polarization: How Religiopolitical Conflict Is Changing Congress and American Democracy

by William V. D'Antonio, Steven A. Tuch & Josiah R. Baker

In Religion, Politics, and Polarization, three esteemed scholars trace the confluence of religion and party in the U.S. Congress over time. The authors examine several issues of contemporary relevance as they...


The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting

by Jeremy D. Walling, William J. Miller, Shannon Jenkins & Jason Casellas et al.

In this volume, scholars discuss the most recent wave of redistricting Congress. Emphasizing the state-level factors and processes, the volume ultimately shows how national requirements and state requirements...


The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members

by Kurt F. Stone

This volume includes entries on every Jewish member of Congress. Each entry identifies the member's political party and the years of service, provides a biographical sketch, often numbering several pages, and...


The Federalist Papers (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Feathers Classics)

by Publius & Feathers Classics

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution....


The Field of Blood

by Joanne B. Freeman

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress....


A Seat at the Table

by Kelly Dittmar, Kira Sanbonmatsu & Susan J. Carroll

The presence of women in Congress is at an all-time high -- approximately one of every five members is female -- and record numbers of women are running for public office for the 2018 midterms. At the same time,...


Insufficient Representation

by Patrick Fisher

Not Enough Representation: The Disconnect between Congress and Its Citizens examines how representative the United States Congress is among different demographic groups and how representational issues affect...


Religion and Violence in Russia

by Olga Oliker

Religious violence is surely as old as both faith and fighting themselves. In the Russian Federation, as elsewhere in the world, religious teachings and philosophies are used both to justify and combat violence....