Synopses & Reviews
The 20152016 edition of The Directory of American Politics
is the most comprehensive listing of government and private political organizations yet published, with information on the offices of federal and state elected officials, interest groups, media outlets, Super PACs, and registered lobbyistsin short, an exhaustive listing of every significant organization and individual involved in the American political system.
Each entry contains detailed contact information, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Also included are selected email and Internet addresses, websites, descriptions of committee assignments, senior staff by name and responsibility, a listing of sponsored legislation, and more. Entries are categorized by state, including those for congressional office holders, and are indexed alphabetically and by subject on topics ranging from voting records to campaign finance. Each person listed in the directory is also indexed alphabetically.
This is an eclectic collection of more than 4,000 mostly North American state, province, and federal
agencies; nonprofit and for-profit organizations; and educational institutionswith a few entries from
other nations. Short descriptions and contact information are provided. Entries are alphabetically arranged
by organization and state or country. As with any print directory, information can quickly go out of date
(so users should check online), but most information here seems relatively current. There is a topical
keyword index as well as a geographic index, which provides access to local names of similar entities not
found in the alphabetical arrangement of the text. Suitable for public library collections in need of
materials on this specialized topic.” -Booklist
About the Author
is a writer, editor, and former campaign worker. He lives in New York City.