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The handy American government answer book : how Washington, politics, and elections work, Gina Misiroglu

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The handy American government answer book : how Washington, politics, and elections work
Title
The handy American government answer book
Title remainder
how Washington, politics, and elections work
Statement of responsibility
Gina Misiroglu
Title variation
American government answer book
Title variation remainder
how Washington, politics, and elections work
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The stakes have never been higher: national security, civil liberties, the economy, the future of the republic. Yet few outside Washington actually understand how our government and political system should work, much less how it actually operates. On one level, it's a complex, interlocking world veiled in power brokering, bureaucracy, and big money. On another, it's the biggest, richest, most influential organization in the world, for better or worse. Understanding how modern America is managed and governed is more vital than ever, but television, radio, newspapers, and social media frequently aim to spin, seduce, and sell product rather than serve anything resembling the truth. Filling the breach and answering basic questions about how our very complex government operates and what it promises, [this book] takes a comprehensive look at the systems, people, and policies that comprise American democracy, providing much-needed clarity to the current political drama. This informative book traces the historic development of the government, the functions of each branch of government, and how they work together. It provides clear and concise definitions of who does what and why. Written in an entertaining, reader-friendly, question-and-answer format, [this book] deciphers the news behind the headlines through well-researched answers to nearly 800 common questions. This handy primer also includes numerous illustrations, graphs, tables, a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. In the midst of the overheated rhetoric of the moment and the fast-changing, crisis-dominated world, a well-informed citizenry armed with [this book] is the best defense against political and corporate chicanery!"--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.473
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JK275
LC item number
.M566 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The handy answer book series
Label
The handy American government answer book : how Washington, politics, and elections work, Gina Misiroglu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline -- Introduction -- Introduction to the democratic republic -- The U.S. Constitution -- Federalism -- The U.S. Congress -- The President -- The courts -- Civil liberties and civil rights -- Political opinion -- Publis interest groups -- Political parties -- Campaigns and elections -- The media machine -- The Declaration of Independence -- The articles of confederation -- The U.S. Constitution -- The Bill of Rights
Control code
on1004206706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781578596393
Lccn
2017039472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004206706
Label
The handy American government answer book : how Washington, politics, and elections work, Gina Misiroglu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline -- Introduction -- Introduction to the democratic republic -- The U.S. Constitution -- Federalism -- The U.S. Congress -- The President -- The courts -- Civil liberties and civil rights -- Political opinion -- Publis interest groups -- Political parties -- Campaigns and elections -- The media machine -- The Declaration of Independence -- The articles of confederation -- The U.S. Constitution -- The Bill of Rights
Control code
on1004206706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 372 pages
Isbn
9781578596393
Lccn
2017039472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004206706

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