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The U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate

Fundamentals of American Government

Fundamentals of American Government (Volume 2)

Senator Tom Daschle and Charles Robbins

Thomas Dunne Books


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 inner workings 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 perspective there is not a more defining or easily accessible compendium detailing the U.S. Senate.


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...

Praise for The U.S. Senate

"A useful primer for a broader audience interested in learning about a government institution that is suffering from record-low approval ratings."—Kirkus Reviews -

In the Press

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. - Kirkus Reviews

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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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