The U.S. Senate

Fundamentals of American Government

Fundamentals of American Government (Volume 2)

Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

Thomas Dunne Books

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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 innerworkings 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 persepctive there is not a more defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S. Senate. 

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1. A CHAIN OF HISTORY
 
 
When a newly elected member arrives in the Senate, he or she gets a number corresponding to that person’s place in the line of all senators who have served since the body was created. As of this writing, 1,931 senators have served. Robert Morris and William Maclay of Pennsylvania—who grew to detest each other—got numbers one and two because their state was the first to elect its senators. The first group of twelve senators arrived at the same time, April 6, 1789. When I joined the Senate in 1987, I was both amazed and delighted at the

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Kirkus | THE U.S. SENATE by Tom Daschle, Charles Robbins
In the second in the publisher's Fundamentals of American Government series, former Senate Majority Leader Daschle (<em>Getting it Done<em>, 2010, etc.) and ex-congressional staffer Robbins collaborate to explain the Senate.
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Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

TOM DASCHLE is a former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader from South Dakota. He is currently a Senior Policy Advisor to the law firm of DLA Piper and a member of the Health Policy and Management Executive Council at the Harvard School of Public Health.

A former daily newspaper reporter and editor, CHARLES ROBBINS ran press shops for two Congressmen, a Senator, a gubernatorial campaign and a presidential campaign. Robbins has co-written three nonfiction books with U.S. Senators.

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The U.S. Senate
Fundamentals of American Government
Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
January 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250011220
ISBN10: 1250011221
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$34.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
January 2013
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ISBN: 9781250027559
ISBN10: 1250027551
256 pages
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