- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: UPA (July 29, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761847731
- ISBN-13: 978-0761847731
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,508,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Political Rules of the Road: Representatives, Senators and Presidents Share their Rules for Success in Congress, Politics and Life Paperback – July 29, 2009
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Frey and Jewett have assembled a remarkable collection of practical insights into the mindset of elected officials in the United States. Students who read this book will come away with a better understanding of American politics and the legislative process, academics might benefit even more significantly by extracting data about the attitudes of public officials from this new primary source…A must read… (Dr. Scot Schraufnagel, associate professor of political science, Northern Illinois University)
There is an enormous amount of wisdom between the covers of this book. I can't imagine a freshman Member of Congress or newly-arrived staff member not learning an enormous amount and being wiser for having read this. For that matter, there are important lessons that many veterans could learn too. This is a great contribution to the understanding of Capitol Hill and how it works and how to succeed. (Charlie Cook, editor, The Cook Political Report, political analyst, National Journal and NBC News)
In Political Rules of the Road, Lou Frey and Aubrey Jewett have called upon scores of former members of Congress (and some high public officials) to share their most basic rules for success on Capitol Hill in particular and life in general. For Rep. Frey, a former member of Congress himself, this book is clearly a labor of love. And he and Dr. Jewett have tapped an impressive array of the famous― George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Newt Gingrich and Donald Rumsfeld (to name a few)―as well as the not so famous. Many describe their "rules" with a touch of humor. Some employ an entertaining anecdote or two. Others simply deliver a simple, clear cut statement. But all combine to give us a better understanding of Capitol Hill and the people who have worked so hard to represent us there. (Rhodes Cook, editor, The Rhodes Cook Letter, political analyst)
About the Author
Louis (Lou) Frey, Jr. served as a Republican Congressman from Florida from 1969 to 1979. He is a partner in the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, PA., in Orlando, Florida and founder of the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida. Frey is the recipient of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress 2009 Distinguished Service Award. Past recipients include Gerald Ford, Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, Dick Cheney, Al Gore, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell.
Aubrey Jewett is associate professor of political science at the University of Central Florida. He served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow from 2003 to 2004. He is coauthor of Politics in Florida, 2nd ed. and author of numerous articles and book chapters on American and Florida politics.