American democracy can be...messy, sometimes. With all the voices and commentaries around us, making sense of the American democratic tradition may seem overwhelming.
This collection of books will help. With these Quick and Dirty Guides, you will be that much closer to sifting through the noise being an informed citizen. They are non-partisan and honest (if a bit cynical): just the kind of balanced information you're looking for.
This collection includes Volumes 1-4 of the The Quick and Dirty Guide to Our Messy Democracy:
1. The Quick and Dirty Guide to Primaries, Caucuses and Political Conventions:
The brawl for the nomination absorbs an incredible amount of media attention, but so much of what is produced is marred by partisanship that it is no wonder that so few Americans fully understand the nomination process.
Because of these misunderstandings the Quick and Dirty Guide Team is proud to present our guide to America's messy primary elections! This book will walk you through the "whys" and the "hows" of our candidate selection process. This includes answers to questions like, "Why does Iowa get to go first?", "How does a caucus work?", and "What's so super about superdelegates and why do just Democrats have them?"
2. The Quick and Dirty Guide to Electing the President:
So you've managed to win your party's primary election and been nominated to be the most powerful person on Earth! Congratulations, but let's talk about what comes next. The road to becoming the president of the United States is complicated and our Founding Fathers liked things that way. They probably didn't count on it becoming such a long process, however!
This process, which once focused on "wise electors" who were expected to act in the best interests of our nation, is now crowded with screaming talking heads on cable news, to say nothing of memes on Facebook!
©2016 Chris Bartlett (P)2016 It's the Journey Not the Destination LLC
This is the time for the elections and this is also the right time to listen such an informative book. It has everything in it like the conventions, choosing the candidates, the role of the supreme court and many more. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it as well.
Learning and knowing how our government run is the most enjoyable part of this audio book. Very honest yet true it all.
So far nothing to compare too. A very unique book on its own.
The narration is very pleasing and a good narrative quality of voice.
All the volume is very interesting. I will listened to it again to get every detail of the guide.
I am excited and happy to share this to my father who is indeed a great follower in terms of politics and democracy. Great job to the author!
this different conventions, a look at the office of the President, electing the President, structures of Congress etc. A very interesting read! The stories are very entertaining and what I liked most was being able to go behind the scenes and see many of the campaigns from the eyes of a true political expert.
the president of the united states, ins and outs of how to get elected president, our founding father’s work on the judiciary system, elections and the presidential roles. .This book is walking us through the "whys" and the "hows" of your candidate selection process.
They are non-partisan and honest (if a bit cynical); just the kind of balanced information you’re looking for. I believe a lot of people would appreciate this book and will see the true sense of this government.
I like this chapter very much The quick and dirty guide to primaries caucuses and political conventions.
chapter 2: Historical presidents and how they expanded the office.
Surprised by his performance, He has done a great job.
Yes, Totally 4 volumes and all the 4 are very interesting to listen.
I like to thank the author for presenting such a useful book.
The knowledge about the candidates is precious.
The whole book is amazingly informative.
Being a democratic country, we should have the knowledge about the elections and everything attached with it. This book is highly informative and full of knowledge. I recommend this book to all.
This is the best and to the point book about the Elections.
It is Good.
This is really an informative package which anyone must to be aware in democratic states. The information is explained in a very best way and the author has tried to educate its listener. I am happy to listen all these information about the elections and recommend this book.
It is educational book.
The chapter about the Supreme Court was the most interesting in this book.
Yes I like that.
Yes because it was really interesting listening.
This is a good educational and revealing book about the election and the role of presidency, supreme court and Congress in it. One must have this book to learn about the whole electoral process as well. I highly recommend this book to all my friends.
Gearing up for the election in just a couple of weeks, I decide to get this book as a general reminder of how the Supreme Court functions. It's more complicated than I thought but the narrator / author does a good job of outlining this in the audiobook. I recommend!
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