The House: The History of the House of Representatives  -     By: Robert Remini
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The House: The History of the House of Representatives

HarperCollins / 2007 / Hardcover

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This narrative history of the "People's House," presents a broad look at more than 200 years of democracy in action. Exploring its creation as a more democratic half to the Senate, author Robert Remini highlights Henry Clay's early leadership, and the various responses to the Depression, Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam and Watergate and the "Conservative Revolution." Emphasizing the most prominent members throughout its history, how it operates is illustrated through absorbing, dramatized retellings of historical events. 624 pages, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 624
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0061341118
ISBN-13: 9780061341113
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Publisher's Description

Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage. The essential drama of democracy—the struggle between principle and pragmatism—is showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls.

Author Bio

Robert V. Remini is professor of history emeritus and research professor of humanities emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago and historian of the United States House of Representatives. He is the winner of the National Book Award for the third volume of his study of Andrew Jackson, and he lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

Editorial Reviews

“From the convention of 1787 to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, [Remini] takes the reader on an exhilarating ride.”
“[T]he very best volume of its kind thus far presented to the vast constituency of the House.”
On Daniel Webster: the Man and His Times:“A splendid addition to [Remini’s] highly regarded books”
On Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars: “An exuberant history in the great storytelling tradition.”

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