I strongly recommend that anyone interested in the present, unhealthy gridlock read this book.
It does a great job of covering the history of politics back to the early 1900s while still focusing on the recent dynamics.
Politics and History-- This is a well written book, well thought out and thoroughly researched.
It's wrenching to read this authentic account of accelerating gridlock in American politics and realize that Brownstein's definitive work was written back in 2007 . . . Read morePublished 9 months ago by David
This book is definitely too smart for me, but after reading the same paragraph 5 times, I feel like a more educated person. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Charles Dewey
Why is is so difficult for Congress or the President of the United States to get anything done? Why is it that our elected leaders cannot tackle so many of the deep and important... Read morePublished on September 28, 2008 by Alan A. Elsner
Brownstein's book provides a wealth of detail and some really interesting US political history for a little over a century. Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by Wanderer
Ron Brownstein provides an excellent historical context for how we have come full circle to again embrace extreme polarization in our political system. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Stephen T. Conway
i have to say that this book is extremely well documented. it is well written. it offers hope and pragmatic possible solutions for many of the problems our nation faces in the... Read morePublished on March 5, 2008 by Robert W. Smith
A great book that is rather right down the middle. It does a great job of covering the history of politics back to the early 1900s while still focusing on the recent dynamics. Read morePublished on February 21, 2008 by rsquared76
I am amazed how much I learned about American History - this book is a great synopsis of how things really happened.Published on February 9, 2008 by David Anderson