What Redman has written about the evolution of a health bill could be written about comparable constellations of personalities and pressures affecting an education or a housing or farm or tax bill. But few writers have actually produced a book that has such a useful blend of information, self-deprecatory humor, and keen rendering of the distinctive atmosphere of Congress.
(New York Times Book Review
An outstanding book for undergraduates interested in politics.
The Dance of Legislation reads like a suspense novel: will a much—needed program of medical care for the ghettos, and for isolated rural areas, make it through the Congressional maze? Eric Redman... makes us feel the drama of the democratic process— the comedy, the grief, the moments of despair and triumph which he experienced in the course of a year on Capitol Hill.
(Harry McPherson, author of A Political Education
A classic description of the legislative process, tracing the drafting and passing of a single piece of legislation with all the maneuvering, frustrations, and triumphs involved.