The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $6.87 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
The Complete Idiot's Guid... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Nice previously handled copy showing wear to interior and covers. May include notes, highlights, underlining. Solid binding and a great resource in useable condition.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides) Paperback – June 2, 2009

41 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$13.08
$9.87 $8.00

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$13.08 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides) + Congress For Dummies + How Washington Actually Works For Dummies
Price for all three: $35.18

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Franco Scardino has taught American history as well as AP U.S. government and politics for eight years at Townsend Harris High School in New York. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also runs a wide variety of student activities related to the study of the American political system.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Series: Idiot's Guides
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: ALPHA (June 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592578535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592578535
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By ChangYai on June 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
American Democracy would be strengthened if every American were encourage to read this book. Its contents and layout would greatly enhance the teaching of US history and government and make Americans remember not only what American democracy is but some idea (over time) how and why it developed as it did. This balanced book in semi-textbook style systematically lays out the foundations and development of the American nation's political structures and standards. This is the kind of book that might allow people to become more patriotic or at least more understanding about the merits and weaknesses of American government.

Each chapter provides not only insight but also paths to deeper understanding of our American laws but clues on where to look in order to gain further understanding.

I am no expert, but I have always had a deep appreciation for government, politics, law and history. This book amply provides a great starting point in all of these areas when it comes to understanding the government of the United States of America.
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By brandyf on July 1, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for several different reasons; first of all I have recently become enpassioned about politics but felt that I have been missing some of the fundementals. Secondly, I am recently changed my major to Political Science-I am taking my first PoliSci class in the fall. I felt it was important to master some of the basics before attending class.
This book has been perfect. It is easy to follow and a fairly simple read. Yet it is quite informative. The content has really helped to clarify some basic concepts. I like the fact that it is in a summary format.
I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking for a straight forward approach to government history and structure.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Carlos j. negron carlito on April 25, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
this book should be used as a template for educators teaching civics.

all H.S seniors should be exposed to the contents of this book and hopefully we will have a more
intelligent generation than the one to which i unfortunately belong.

politics is one of my fortes and i can honestly say i learned things i did not know.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dan on December 19, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book provides an expert foundation to understand the terminolgy of the political field. Recommended for political enthusiast. You will no longer get lost when you hear those political commentaries. Your dialogue will improve as well,in this subject.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Marks on February 7, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wanted my son to know more about government because he kept asking questions and....welll...dont think less of me but I really did not want to answer so many questions. So I bought the book and gave it to him. Of course the questions only increased but this time he knew enough to ask questions that provoked my interest so we had a good discussion over several days. If it gives him an interest in what is going on in the government then it was well worth the price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Fredrik S on August 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book provides a comprehensive but accessible description of the complicated political system in the U.S. It is written primarily for Americans but as a European (Swede) interested in international politics I find it equally valuable. I finally understand not only the difference between the senate and the house of representatives, the importance of the American constitution, the election process and so on but also the historical background and rationale behind. Read this book if you have any interest in the oldest and best implementation of democracy in the world! As a European you can only wish our democratic systems were as wisely constructed and balanced.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Donna on January 19, 2012
Format: Paperback
I liked the fact that this book was written in summary format. It is easy to read and informative. I also felt that the book was not biased the way a lot of political books are. Interesting to read. I would recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V.Quino on June 11, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
It's an easy to read book that provides all the needed information to understand the United States politics and history in a short period of time. It took me less than a week to read it all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides)
This item: The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides)
Price: $13.08
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: government