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James MacGregor Burns
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Government by the People/Bicentennial Edition 1987-1989/National Edition

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The framers of our Constitution warned that we must be vigilant in safeguarding our rights, liberties, and political institutions. But to do this, we first have to understand these institutions and the forces that have shaped the United States' political and constitutional systems.
Hardcover, 612 pages
Published January 13th 1987 by Prentice Hall (first published February 1st 1000)
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Steven Peterson
This is often referred to as the Burns and Peltason text. A classic introduction to American politics. Their perpsective is not one that I preferred, so I never used this as a textbook. Nonetheless, it was a legendary introduction (and was republished through many subsequrent editions over time).
Fredrick Danysh
A text for American government written for high school students. It is easy to read and understand with numerous sidebars.
Sandeep Bhalla
A good book for every student of law interested in USA Constitution and its working.
Anna Visocsky
Apr 10, 2009 Anna Visocsky rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that needs a credit in History
I learned Alot its a school book though.
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An award-winning author of presidential and leadership studies, James MacGregor Burns is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his bachelor's degree from Williams College and his Ph.D. in po ...more
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