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Cover Image: Politics in America 2012
  • Date: 07/14/2011
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $89.00
  • ISBN: 9781608718009
  • Pages: 1214

  • Format: Print Cloth
  • Price: $125.00
  • ISBN: 9781608717996
  • Pages: 1214

  • Format: Online
  • Pages: 1214
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Politics in America 2012


Reliable, lively, insightful and objective, Politics in America has been called “the ultimate insider’s guide to politics.” Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 112th Congress.

The profiles of the 535 members plus the six delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information on partisan caucuses, standing committees and other member facts round out the book.

Profiles include:
• Biographical data, committee assignments, CQ Vote Studies, interest group ratings and contact information
• State-by-state and congressional voting demographics
• Census data and election results
• Leadership, caucuses and member statistics

Reviews
"CQ's Politics in America remains an authoritative, one-stop guide to the people, issues, and pulse of the current session of Congress...This work is highly recommended for reference collections in all types of libraries; the latest edition of CQ's Politics in America remains a classic, convenient insider's guide to Congress." - American Reference Books Annual

"An outstanding, highly detailed guide to contemporary politicians." - Library Journal
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Acclaim for previous editions:

"This is the congressional guide that goes deeper into each member's legislative history, with insights only CQ's unrivaled reporting staff can provide" - Ron Elving, Senior Washington Editor, NPR
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