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The House:
The History of the House of Representatives

by Robert V. Remini, Library of Congress

ISBN 0060884347 / 9780060884345 / 0-06-088434-7
Publisher Smithsonian
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage. The essential drama of democracythe struggle between principle and pragmatismis showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls.