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The American Democracy Hardcover – December 8, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0073379098 ISBN-10: 9780073379098 Edition: 10th
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About the Author

Thomas E. Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was previously distinguished professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. Raised in a small Minnesota town near the Iowa and South Dakota borders, he was educated at South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota, where he received his Ph.D. in 1971. Currently running the "Vanishing Voter" study at the Kennedy School of Government, which has been widely used in the media and on college campuses, Tom is also the author of six books and dozens of articles, which focus primarily on the media and elections. His book, 'Out of Order'(1994), received national attention when President Clinton said every politician and journalist should be required to read it. An earlier book, 'The Mass Media Election'(1980), received a 'Choice' award as Outstanding Academic Book, 1980-81. Another of Patterson's books, 'The Unseeing Eye'(1976), was recently selected by the American Association for Public Opinion Research as one of the fifty most influential books of the past half century in the field of public opinion. His current research includes a study of White House communication and a study of the news media's role in Western democracies. His work has been funded by major grants from the National Science Foundation, the Markle Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 616 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 10 edition (December 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780073379098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073379098
  • ASIN: 0073379093
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.3 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Comama441 on June 7, 2012
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This author does a great job of explaining the concepts of our government and the original intentions in a non-biased and user friendly way. I would recommend this book to not only college students but also to any individual who just wants to have a better understanding of how our nation works. I would also love to see this be part of high school curriculums to prepare our children for responsible citizenship.
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The book was in excellent condition, I received it in a timely fashion and the service was outstanding. I am always looks for affordable books that are in good condition for class and this purchase was no different. I will forever shop Amazon when I am in need of other purchases.
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Although not a book I would CHOOSE to purchase it was required for the class I was taking, and I found it to be very informative and useful. It was easy to read and understand, and it provided the information I needed.
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By Michelle Bennett on August 24, 2013
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The textbook is filled with understandable information and includes the Bill of Rights and the Constitution on the Appendixes. Very helpful.
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By Cindy on October 22, 2013
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I found what I needed with assistace, I got the books very fast and veryv happy with the purchase. Will come back again
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By Karen on February 26, 2013
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The book arrived promptly and was in good shape. I did not notice any major damage or rips on the cover or inside.
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