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The Congressional Experience: Transforming American Politics
Congressman David Price proves he is uniquely qualified to guide us through the labyrinth of rules, roles, and representatives that is Congress. This third edition is thoroughly updated to cover developments over the past several years - the Bush presidency, consolidated Republican control of the White House and Congress, the plunge from budget surpluses to record deficits ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 352 pages
Published August 6th 2004 by Westview Press
(first published August 2000)
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I was hoping for so much more in this book. The first couple chapters about campaigning (and the wins and losses that go with it) were interesting and readable. But the part I was really looking forward to - the chapters on the legislative process - were horribly dry and unorganized. Still, Price picked it up again towards the end when he talked about his district work. Readable first-person accounts of Congress are needed - still.