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Perfect Classroom Supplement
on January 6, 2008
The instructor of this book lent me this book for a short while, and I read it 'til dawn. Unlike other social sciences textbooks, this book is written in engaging prose that both keeps the attention of the student without diluting the topic with unnecessary simplification. The authors add an interesting perspective on the principles of modern government and its relationship with the American public by speaking of recent events in context of the subject matter; they'll often mention modern figureheads like Kerry, Gingrich and Pelosi; although the 2008 election (or even the next news broadcast) could render the book dated a relatively short amount of time, its young lifespan gives the ultimate experience for any high school senior wanting a well-rounded look into the American government that's both interesting and informative.