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Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition [Paperback]

by Henry M. III Robert, Daniel H. Honemann, Thomas J. Balch, Daniel E. Seabold, Shmuel Gerber
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Book Description

September 27, 2011 030682020X 978-0306820205 11th Edition
Robert’s Rules of Order is the book on parliamentary procedure for parliamentarians and anyone involved in an organization, association, club, or group and the authoritative guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings and assemblies. This newly revised edition is the only book on parliamentary procedure to have been updated since 1876 under the continuing program of review established by General Henry M. Robert himself, in cooperation with the official publisher of Robert’s Rules. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly revised to address common inquiries and incorporate new rules, interpretations, and procedures made necessary by the evolution of parliamentary procedure, including new material relating to electronic communication and “electronic meetings.”

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About the Author

Sarah Corbin Robert was the daughter-in-law of the original author and the trustee of Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised. She headed the authorship team that produced the most extensive general revision of the work. Henry M. Robert III is the grandson of General Henry M. Robert and has served as president of the Maryland Association of Parliamentarians and as parliamentarian for the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). William J. Evans, a retired attorney, was president of NAP from 1979 to 1981 and has also served as its parliamentarian. Daniel H. Honemann is an attorney in Maryland and a past president of the Maryland Association of Parliamentarians. Thomas J. Balch is a lobbyist and legislative analyst based in Washington, DC, who also served as parliamentarian for NAP.

Product Details

  • Series: Robert's Rules of Order
  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; 11th Edition edition (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030682020X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306820205
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.3 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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103 of 105 people found the following review helpful
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As a lawyer and parliamentarian, when I am asked about proper procedure at a meeting, my first question is: What rules do you use? Is there an applicable statute, or bylaws or rules that the organization has adopted? Nine times out of ten, the answer is: "Robert's Rules of Order." Robert's is the most widely used parliamentary manual in the United States.

General Henry M. Robert published the original "Robert's Rules" in 1875 and 1876 and, since the copyright on that edition (and the next few editions) has long since expired, there are numerous unofficial editions on the market. The third edition, published in 1893, is still marketed in paperback by more than one publisher as the "original" Robert's Rules. With the copyright expired, even the name "Robert's" has passed into the public domain, and many imitators have slapped the name "Robert's" on books of parliamentary procedure that bear minimal relation to General Robert's work (much as many dictionaries claim the name "Webster's" without any connection to Noah Webster or the Merriam-Webster brand that carries on his work). This book is the real Robert's, composed by an editorial board appointed by General Robert's heirs (including his descendant Henry III, an eminent parliamentarian in his own right). Now in its 11th edition, published in September 2011, this book "supersedes all previous editions and is intended automatically become the parliamentary authority in organizations whose bylaws prescribe 'Robert's Rules of Order' ... or the like, without specifying a particular edition."

The 11th edition, the first new edition in 11 years, incorporates various issues that the authors have addressed informally since the 10th edition was published in 2000.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful
By Athena
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First off, I must say that I'm here at Amazon to order "Rules of Order, Newly Revised" (RONR), 11th edition, so I have not yet laid my eager hands on the most current edition of group decision-making sanity. Therefore, the four stars are based on the quality of Edition 10 and the apparency that the missing and duplicate pages situation is handled. God Bless and hats off to Henry M. Roberts. This review is for /authentic/ Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised. I hope to dispel some potential frustration and share some key factors in choosing a parliamentary reference book.


1. A well-written set of By-Laws will refer to a specific edition of Robert's Rules. For example "Meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition." With many knock-off and competing publications out there, having everyone singing from the same exact hymnal can make a HUGE difference. If you have some other reference, you're going to have double difficulty (rightly so) when you try to cite your copy's version of Robert's Rules. It's far better if everyone is using the same edition because it is a basis for agreement. (More later on the importance of agreement.)

2. Many other "Robert's Rules" publications are heavily based on past editions of the Official Robert's Rules that have now passed into the public domain and are available to be shamelessly copied and repackaged as something new. That's fair game under copyright law, but I think it's doing buyers a grave disservice to issue a century-old or decades-old edition as if it were something current. Get the most current edition unless there's a really good reason to get the 10th edition, such as operating under by-laws that have adopted a specific older edition.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed October 21, 2011
By Linda
As a professional parliamentarian I was disappointed when the book was missing approximately 35 pages and in another area of the book a series of pages were repeated. It makes it difficult to use the book for reference purposes when pages are missing!Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th edition
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pages October 20, 2011
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16 pages in the book were missing, and 16 pages were repeated at another point in the book. That makes it very difficult to use.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Without page numbers, Robert's is useless October 1, 2011
By M. Fred
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a review of the Kindle Edition of RONR 11th Edition

I had just bought a Kindle 3G, and Robert's Rules 11th Edition came out a few days later, so I was happy to see I wouldn't have to lug the thick book around with me any more. Wrong. The internal page number references are not linked, and page numbers are not available at all for external reference. There is, however, an index, which references page numbers that _are_ linked, so there's some progress being made. This book depends more on page numbers for reference than any other book I'm familiar with. It also uses line numbers occasionally, as do most legal documents, but I'd be happy with page numbers for now.

I did find out from Amazon product support that:

Page numbers are available in many but not all Kindle books. Kindle books that include page numbers will list "Page Numbers Source ISBN (the print book identification number)" under "Product Details" on the detail page at To see page numbers for Kindle books, your Kindle must connect to a Wi-Fi or 3G network after the book has been downloaded.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!!
Good book, every officers of any organizations should buy this. This book will help u to run the meeting smoothly.
Published 5 hours ago by Luis A. Rivera III
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Very defined and easy to follow. Would highly recommand this for any organization. It will help new or long standing organization to run more efficiently.
Published 1 day ago by D. Gallegos
4.0 out of 5 stars overwhelming
When I first opened, I didn't know where to start. It's not a book you have to start at the beginning. so I use as a reference guide.
Published 1 day ago by cajunganny
5.0 out of 5 stars As advertised
Roberts rules was thorough. Perhaps too detailed for use for small group. Condensed version would work for small meetings and groups.
Published 5 days ago by george lund
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Excellent reference for me as an attorney. Would love to see it in app form for ease access on mobile while in a meeting.
Published 5 days ago by Tyler Olson
3.0 out of 5 stars Small size font
All of the rules are there. However, if you have poor eye-sight, you might want to consider a different version. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Robinn Eck
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and updated
Exactly what I need. Clear and concise. Always need to stay current on a budget. Handy little abbreviated section too!
Published 7 days ago by billweaver1
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Publication!
I ordered it along with other resource guides for conducting meetings, etc. The publication is excellent and well worth the money I spent on it.
Published 8 days ago by NMDanLe
5.0 out of 5 stars Needed this book for my job.
This is my new go to book to assist with the art of taking minutes and/or following the order of a meeting. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Julie L. Tilley
5.0 out of 5 stars Robert's Rules
Exactly what I needed. It's especially handy because there are new sections on special situations, like small boards. The wording is also clearer in some parts.
Published 10 days ago by Barbara E. Smith
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