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by Sherrod Brown

eBook Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority download ISBN: 0873386302
Author: Sherrod Brown
Publisher: Kent State University Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 248
ePub: 1487 kb
Fb2: 1512 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Politics and Government

This is a great book that takes us from Representative Brown's first election victory in 1992 that also gave us the . Former Congressman, now Senator, Sherrod Brown's book is an ensightful look into the inner-workings of the most powerful branch of our nation's government.

This is a great book that takes us from Representative Brown's first election victory in 1992 that also gave us the first Dem. Prez in 12 years. History and Government teacher, I found it very informative. Senator Brown is one of the few politicians today who is in it for us - "We the people. In short, he is a true public servant.

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Congress from the Inside has received high praise from the academic and political worlds for its intimate look at Washington politics. Ideal for both classroom and armchair reading, Brown's book depicts the inner-working and deal-makings of Congress.

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Second-term congressman from Ohio Sherrod Brown was thrust into this frenetic first 100 days which were very partisan and often very nasty.

Brown's third term, still as a member of the minority party, exposes the strengths and weaknesses of Congress as an institution, its successes and failures, its diversity and its elitism. Second-term congressman from Ohio Sherrod Brown was thrust into this frenetic first 100 days which were very partisan and often very nasty.

The major power of the House is to pass federal legislation that affects the entire . Brown, Sherrod (1999). Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority. New York: Times Books.

The major power of the House is to pass federal legislation that affects the entire country, although its bills must also be passed by the Senate and further agreed to by the President before becoming law (unless both the House and Senate re-pass the legislation with a two-thirds majority in each chamber). Kent, OH: Kent State University Press. ISBN 978-0-87338-676-0.

Former Congressman, now Senator, Sherrod Brown's book is an ensightful look into the inner-workings of the most powerful branch of our nation's government. I recommend this book highly! Interesting Good Book. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 13 years ago.

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Brown's third term, still as a member of the minority party, exposes the strengths and weaknesses of Congress as an institution, its successes and failures, its diversity and its elitism

While the larger story is well handled, it's the details that make this so readable. Not for political junkies alone, but for anyone who enjoys good writing and a good story

While the larger story is well handled, it's the details that make this so readable. Not for political junkies alone, but for anyone who enjoys good writing and a good story. Brown is an unabashed partisan, but he also goes out of his way at times to provide the reader with what he believes are both sides of an issue.

This work takes freshman Congressman Brown through the halls of the Capitol as he learns his job; depicts the inner-working and deal-making of Congress; shows how legislation is crafted; and visits the offices of the other members and small meetings where much of the work of Congress is done.
Comments: (6)
Went Tyu
This is a holiday present, so I am happy that it arrived on time to wrap. I had the opportunity to meet Senator Brown some years ago. He has the best interests of the state of Ohio and the United States of America in all he does. If readers are interested in learning about Congress from the inside this is the book to purchase.
Bloodray
Sad reading during an election year. Wish we had more Sherrod Browns. He can write, he can think, he can inspire. We need to find and support more like him.
Gajurus
Over the last several years, I've read a fair number of political biographies and autobiographies. They tend to be studies of psychopathologies, which tends to be especially troubling when I personally happen to like the laws that result from ugly dealings. Brown's autobiography of his first two terms in the House is very different. He comes across as a straight shooter, candid about his own naivete and mistakes. He seems to be of the camp that describing a mistake is the same thing as apologizing for it, which makes him seem honest but perhaps a little flat. It would have been easy for him to have simply not mentioned the bad press he got for making a stupid assassination joke when irritated with Clinton, but he doesn't exactly expression regret and only comments that he expected what he said to remain private. Like a lot of other politicians, he doesn't seem to reflect on his values that much. He has an uncynical belief that government can in fact help ordinary Americans even if it doesn't always. For someone who has a reputation for being extremely liberal, he seems almost curiously devoid of ideology.

I'm not sure whether the tone of the book is his personality or whether he simply entered Congress at a time that was humbling for Democrats: he joined in 1992, expecting to stay in the majority for the foreseeable future. He barely survived Gingrich's 1994 sweep, but perhaps finding himself in the minority when a new majority was zealous gave him a distaste for intemperate use of political power. He seems to almost admire the success of Republicans in coming to power but is clearly troubled by the implications for public culture of people thinking of politics as war.

Overall, the book is an interesting snapshot of a key moment in American political history, in many ways the beginning of the heavily polarized red state/blue state atmosphere where everything is all negative all the time. The book starts slowly -- the tone of the initial pages describing his district had me thinking, "Dude, you can stop campaigning," -- but gets progressively better when he gets into the Republican takeover of Congress.

The number of typos (in the first edition hardcover) would have been high when the book was published, but sadly that has become the norm.
Bajinn
This is a great book that takes us from Representative Brown's first election victory in 1992 that also gave us the first Dem. Prez in 12 years. After the Republicans Contract with America takeover of Congress, Brown gives a detailed account of Speaker Newt's agenda and the many mistakes he made. Brown does all of this in a very short 300 or so pages and I couldn't put the book down. I read the whole thing in just a few nights of before bed reading.
Damdyagab
Former Congressman, now Senator, Sherrod Brown's book is an ensightful look into the inner-workings of the most powerful branch of our nation's government. As a U.S. History and Government teacher, I found it very informative. Senator Brown is one of the few politicians today who is in it for us - "We the people . . ." In short, he is a true public servant. I recommend this book highly!
Coidor
An honest Democrat tells it pretty much like it is. We need more books and politicians like these.