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The Handy Politics Answer Book

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In these politically charged times, interest in the political process is peaking. Enormous decisions must be made at a time when the world seems to be teetering on the edge of chaos. The Handy Politics Answer Book dares to ask the tough questions (not like the ones reporters lob at incumbents) and answers every one thoroughly and clearly (without the usual political side-stepping and spin tactics). Fifteen chapters explore politics from our founding fathers to current trends, from our branches of government to how they work together (or don't), from noteworthy people and officials to major events. This is just the book wannabe politicians (and everyone else) can consult to obtain a solid understanding on such things as "Why were Medicare and Medicaid created?" "What are civil liberties?" "What is due process of law?"  "What is the United Nations?" Then there are the questions you always wanted to know, like, "What is considered the dirtiest presidential campaign on record?" And, "If the president has a job description, what is it?" Great questions for parties, but everyone knows you're not supposed to talk politics at social gatherings. That's why this book exists.

Synopsis:

From the Florida election debacle to 9/11 to war in the Middle East, the political landscape is in full blossom. The Handy Politics Answer Book serves up 700 pages and 1,200 questions and answers for the common man, woman, and child on the basics of our government and political history. Interesting, enlightening, and, most importantly, empowering, Handy Politics will become a favorite on any bookshelf. And it's very timely with the 2004 campaigns now underway. The Handy Politics Answer Book dares to ask the tough questions (not softballs) and answers every one thoroughly (without sidestepping and spin). Fifteen chapters explore politics from our founding fathers to current trends, from branches of government to how they work together (or don't), from noteworthy people and officials to major events. Handy Politics is the book wannabe politicians (and everyone else) can consult to obtain a solid understanding on such things as "Why were Medicare and Medicaid created?" "What are civil liberties?" "What is due process of law?" "What is the United Nations?" Great questions for parties, but everyone knows you're not supposed to talk politics at social gatherings. That's why this book exists.

About the Author

Gina Misiroglu is a fourteen-year veteran of the West Coast publishing industry, specializing in the development and editing of popular culture, reference, and women's studies. Misiroglu has edited and developed hundreds of books in her publishing career for a number of presses, including Price Stern Sloan/HP Books, New World Library, Lowell House, Visible Ink Press, Macmillan Reference USA, and Adams Media Corporation. Misiroglu is the author of "Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhoods in Story, Poetry, and Song" (New World Library, 1999), winner of the New York Public Library's "Best Book for Teens" Award, and "Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Heroes" (New World Library, 1999). She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578591398
Author:
Misiroglu, Gina
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Location:
Detroit, MI
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
POL040000
Subject:
Questions & Answers
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics/Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Series Volume:
107-180
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
632
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.25 in 2.69 lb

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Reference
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » US History » General
Reference » Trivia

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"Synopsis" by , From the Florida election debacle to 9/11 to war in the Middle East, the political landscape is in full blossom. The Handy Politics Answer Book serves up 700 pages and 1,200 questions and answers for the common man, woman, and child on the basics of our government and political history. Interesting, enlightening, and, most importantly, empowering, Handy Politics will become a favorite on any bookshelf. And it's very timely with the 2004 campaigns now underway. The Handy Politics Answer Book dares to ask the tough questions (not softballs) and answers every one thoroughly (without sidestepping and spin). Fifteen chapters explore politics from our founding fathers to current trends, from branches of government to how they work together (or don't), from noteworthy people and officials to major events. Handy Politics is the book wannabe politicians (and everyone else) can consult to obtain a solid understanding on such things as "Why were Medicare and Medicaid created?" "What are civil liberties?" "What is due process of law?" "What is the United Nations?" Great questions for parties, but everyone knows you're not supposed to talk politics at social gatherings. That's why this book exists.
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