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Cover Image: Congress A to Z, 5th Edition
  • Date: 04/15/2008
  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $130.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-87289-558-4
  • Pages: 703

  • Format: Online Edition
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Congress A to Z, 5th Edition

There is no other volume that so clearly and concisely explains every key aspect of the national legislature. This classic, easy-to-use reference is thoroughly updated with new entries covering the dramatic congressional events of recent years. Each of the more than 250 entries, arranged in encyclopedic A-to-Z format, provides accessible insight into the key questions readers have about the U.S. Congress.


Congress A to Z helps make sense of the narrow power division between Republicans and Democrats, the methods members use to advance their agendas, the influence of lobby groups, the key role of committees and strong-willed leaders, and much more.


Highlights in this new edition include:

  • Quick answers to questions as well as in-depth background on the U.S. Congress
  • A new design that makes accessing information easy and fun
  • Historical and contemporary photos
  • Internet addresses for quick reference
  • Detailed appendices, tables, and an index

New entries include:

  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Capitol Visitors Center
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Congressional districts
  • C-SPAN
  • Tom DeLay
  • Electronic voting
  • Incumbency
  • Line item veto
  • Majority and minority leaders
  • Harry Reid
"This is perhaps the best one-volume reference work on the U.S. Congress." - American Reference Books Annual

“Highly recommended for the reference collections of undergraduate and graduate academic and law libraries. It also deserves consideration for a place on the reference shelves of high school libraries.” - American Reference Books Annual
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