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An advanced perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the American political system.
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Frederick Gordon, Columbus State University

A comprehensive and detailed examination of complex issues in Political Science.
- Roger Morton,
California State University Long Beach

Modern, courageous in its approach to current events, well-researched, engaging in its narrative style, easy to read and find information because of its structure of each chapter.
- Michaela Fazecas, University of Central Florida

An excellent introductory text that distills and integrates what we know…and presents the material with exceptional clarity while avoiding oversimplification.
- Gary Mucciaroni, Temple University

…the authors work to help students develop the ability to think about the information in more ‘real world’ contexts rather than just learning theories.’
- N. Alexander Aguado, Univ. of N. Alabama

A subtle but strong text that will take one deep into the underpinnings of American government and its processes…an advanced perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the American political system.
- Frederick Gordon, Columbia State University

…a timely addition to the literature on American government and politics…contemporary examples and language…(engage students) with the material.
- Majid Shirali, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas

Finally, the textbook you have been looking for! A fun text that your students will want to read and gives them the information you want them to have!
- Delaina Toothman, Texas State University

…this text leads (students) down the path to critical thinking about politics, political behavior, and what affects both.
- Delaina Toothman, Texas State University

…refreshing, departing from the typical textbooks out there…I find that those who wish to learn will get a great deal out of it, and those who ‘hate politics’ will find many aspects engaging.
- Michaela Fazecas, University of Central Florida

…offers a vibrant and compelling account of American government and politics…pays attention to the stories of our government and politics and to the ideas that continue to nourish the ongoing retelling of those stories.
- A. Lanethea Mathews

…the storytelling approach is great and makes American government real and relevant to students….it will definitely make my students want to read the text.
- Sunday Obazuaye, Cerritos College

The writing is accessible and lively. It draws you in!
- Jeffrey Stonecash, Syracuse University

I loved this basic approach. It dovetails nicely with the way I teach, emphasizing recurring themes in American politics and competing viewpoints.
- Jeb Barnes, Univ. of Southern California

I appreciated the attempt to talk directly to the reader and place students in the thick of things by suggesting how they might get involved in politics.
- Jeb Barnes, Univ. of Southern California

This book will engage you in thinking about yourself as a citizen and help you consider where you stand on some important debates…in ways that will be exciting.
- Martin Plax, Cleveland State University

This book might even encourage you to become a political science major!
- Martin Plax, Cleveland State University

The idea of ‘debate’ is a good one, it can really get students thinking, and can be used to spark class discussion and break (student) passivity.
- Randall Newnham, Penn State University

This is the book you wish you wrote! Well written and very interesting…Definitely a text your students will want to read and learn from!
- Delania Toothman, University of Maine

This book hits the nail on the head! It is written more like the story of American government rather than plain facts…easily read and digested…students do not really need to ‘study’ this book so much as to read it and think about the topics.
- Delania Toothman, University of Maine

…places you in a decision-making role throughout the chapters…allows you to express your opinion on several interesting governmental and First Amendment issues.
- Paul Foote, Easter Kentucky University

…does a good job at exploring how as a nation we have addressed challenges in order to keep moving forward.
- Fred Gordon, Columbus State University

A very good, solid, and readable undergraduate text.
- Gary Johnson, Weber University

…takes an original and engaging approach…covers a wide spectrum of material with a conversational tone…that students are sure to appreciate.
- Michael Parkin, Oberlin College

A most welcome addition to the field of American government texts…clearly written in an engaging narrative style…makes learning…a fascinating and exciting project.
- Jeneen Hobby, Cleveland State University

Students can relate to the style of writing… informed by recent scholarship. Pedagogical elements are well crafted and effective…inventive….allows for exploration of ideas…In all, a superior text.
- Jeneen Hobby, Cleveland State University

…interesting narratives, thoughtful questions, and strategic use of the best research in political science. Students will get caught up in the opening narratives and keep reading…
- Amanda Rosen, Webster University