Government in America by George C. Edwards III, Martin P. Wattenberg, and Robert L. Lineberry

government-in-america1Nonfiction — print. Longman Publishing Group, 2002. Originally published 1983. 735 pgs. Copy provided by school district.

Subtitled “People, Politics, and Policy”, this textbook is your basic textbook. It is neither bad nor great. Its text is both interesting and boring. It has the ability to make politics – my favorite subject- boring and even more fascinating all at the same time.

Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy could be better if the authors were a little less condescending and talked to their readers like they were having a conversation. But it’s certainly not the worst textbook I’ve ever read, and I appreciated how often graphics, colored text boxes, and memory-jogging photographs were used.

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