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Despite the fact that Republicans control two of the three branches of government following the election of Donald Trump, the relationship between the president and Capitol Hill continues to be strained. Underscoring the book's theme that the executive and legislature regularly compete and clash--even when controlled by the same party--already tensions are emerging between ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published February 1996)
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Scotty Cameron
As would be expected of a textbook of this nature, Rivals for Power is not terribly entertaining. However, this doesn't stop the reader from learning about some basic concepts. This book's biggest downfall is its sloppy editing. At times, the grammar is so atrocious that the main points get lost in jumbled of run-on sentences and comma splices. If you're an educator considering using this for a class, pick it up, but don't expect the students to learn from the book alone. Be ready to answer ...more
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Very good. I wish my adult learning experiences featured more books like this and less frickin power point.
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