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Inside the house : former members reveal how Congress really works

Author: Lou Frey; Michael T Hayes
Publisher: Lanham, MD : U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress : University Press of America, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book that looks at how the U.S. House of Representatives really works, by drawing on the insights and experiences of former members. Chapters address every aspect of life in the  Read more...

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Inside the house.
Lanham, MD : U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress : University Press of America, ©2001
(OCoLC)606519198
Online version:
Inside the house.
Lanham, MD : U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress : University Press of America, ©2001
(OCoLC)607637058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Frey; Michael T Hayes
ISBN: 0761819371 9780761819370
OCLC Number: 45419938
Description: xiii, 333 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Lou Frey, Jr. --
Introduction / Michael Hayes --
Making a Difference --
Ron, What Really Did You Do for a Living All Those Years in Washington? / Romano L. Mazzoli --
The Youngest Woman Elected to Congress / Elizabeth Holtzman --
Constituencies within Congress: The Experiences of an Hispanic Congressman / Robert Garcia --
A Republican Hawk Takes on the Pentagon / Denny Smith --
Getting Elected and Settling In --
The Lure of Politics / James W. Symington --
Mr. Sundquist Goes to Washington / Don Sundquist --
Settling Into Washington as A First-Term Representative / Jay Rhodes --
Tales from the House Gymnasium / Tom Downey --
What Can a New Member Accomplish? / Pete McCloskey --
Old Advice for New members of Congress / Eugene J. McCarthy --
Congressman-At-Large: Representing the State of Maryland / Carlton R. Sickles --
The Personal Side of Life in the House --
Family Life in Washington: The Spouse's Perspective / Christine B. LaRocco --
Dynamic Duo: A Marriage Devoted to Public Service / George J. Hochbrueckner --
Religious Idealism and Reality in Congressional Politics / Jim Wright --
The Impeachment of Richard Nixon: A Personal Recollection / Lawrence J. Hogan --
Never Quite Over the Hill: Working as a Congressional Staffer / Joe Bartlett --
Political Parties and the Life of the House --
Party Government in Canada / The Late Eugene A. Forsey --
How Political Parties Shape the Policy Decisions of Congress / William C. Cramer --
Challenges That Speakers Face / Jim Wright.
Responsibility: edited by Lou Frey, Jr. and Michael T. Hayes.

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Lou Frey and Michael Hayes have recruited an excellent roster of former members to tell their stories of the House. What comes through, time after time, is how much all these individuals, in their Read more...

 
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