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Both your houses, a play in three acts.

Author: Maxwell Anderson
Publisher: New York, S. French, 1933.
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The play takes place during the Great Depression and concerns an idealistic young congressman who takes the surprising position of opposing a bill that provides money for a huge construction project in his district. Alan McClean has found out since his election that the price being charged to the taxpayers for construction of the dam in his state is much more than it needs to be; in addition, there are hundreds of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Maxwell, 1888-1959.
Both your houses.
New York, S. French, 1933
(OCoLC)586975415
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxwell Anderson
OCLC Number: 1139012
Description: 180 pages 20 cm

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The play takes place during the Great Depression and concerns an idealistic young congressman who takes the surprising position of opposing a bill that provides money for a huge construction project in his district. Alan McClean has found out since his election that the price being charged to the taxpayers for construction of the dam in his state is much more than it needs to be; in addition, there are hundreds of other, unrelated expenditures that have been added to the dam project to buy the support of congressmen from other states. Though his fight will probably cost him future support from his peers, from his constituents, and from the woman in whom he is interested (the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman), McClean struggles to gather opposition to a bill he knows is wrong. Throughout the play, Anderson keeps audiences balanced between the young man{u2019}s idealism and the accepted way of doing business. He questions the assumption that bribes and compromise are the only way to get anything achieved in the political arena. --www.enotes.com.

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