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

Introducing American Politics: A Graphic Guide Paperback – August 16, 1995


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$2.93 $0.01

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Series: Introducing
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books (August 16, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840460989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840460988
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OverTheMoon on September 28, 2007
Format: Paperback
Introducing American Politics is about the matters of government that have shaped America's history. The book itself does not deal with American history except to include a chronological series of important events at the back of the book (spanning several pages and well worth reading). So it's important to understand that the book is focused on how American government came to be and how it operates.

The layout is traditional of the introducing series which uses illustrations in conjunction with the most significant points of the core topic of American politics. There is a shortcoming in that the book does not cover anything past the year 2000 (and there are many major political events to talk about) however for some reason the lack of an update does not have an impact on the overall theme or aim of the book which is to give the reader an understanding of how the American political system operates, and it does this extremely well.

Introducing American Politics covers the history of political events as opposed to political thought. The philosophy of politics is also such a broad topic that it requires a book in own right (and it has if you search the introducing series) so don't expect this book to really give you a grounding in why society requires a government but do expect it to explain in detail how American politics functions. If you're expecting reams of pages about Lincoln, the civil war and Kennedy's assassination go elsewhere. If your looking for how and why the government is divided into the executive, legislate and judicial branches and how they operate, cooperate and influence the American way of life and how the American way of life has an effect on these three sectors of government then this book does just that.
Read more ›
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 9 people found the following review helpful By Tristan on January 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
Highly recommanded for an insight of how American politics funtions. Although this small book only skims the surface, it covers a broad range of major issues - slavery, civil rights, prohibition, all notable Presidents - and gives you an understanding how politics works, in the United States. Including the Constitution, and Bill of Rights, this book will date itself however, by discussing the two main parties most likely candidates for Nov 2000.
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
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By marxizms@hotmail.com on October 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
This brief overview of the American Political system is only a few years old, but already it is quite out dated. While the author seems to take a neo-liberalist approach, he doesn't really touch on globilization and its drastic effects on our democracy or the loss of freedoms it is causing on a global scale. This will be one of the most pressing issues facing the next few generations, and should be talked about in detail in the next edition. But as far as explaining the two party system, civil rights, the electoral college, etc., Mr. Borgan did a fine job. This book was very handy during the whole election debacle.
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