History & Geography
How do cases make their way to the Supreme Court? How do the justices come to their final decision? In this brief introductory text, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist explains how the Supreme Court really works.
Are You a Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? is part of the "Uncle Eric" series, where the author takes on the role of an economist writing a series of letters to his niece or nephew. Presented from the viewpoint of America's Founders, this book gives a clear, interesting explanation of political labels — what they mean, associated economic policies, the plans promoters have for your money and more.
Selecting a President is a nuts-and-bolts look at the presidential electoral system. From the primaries to conventions to the election and Inauguaration Day, come along on the fascinating journey that begins in Iowa and New Hampshire and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Our government works. This books tells you how. Step behind the curtain of bureaucracy and gain a true understanding of how the complex system functions. Learn more about the three branches of U.S. government, the role political parties play in democracy, the various roles of the president and more.
If you've ever wondered how (and why) they do what they do in Washington D.C., this fun, friendly book on Congress will shed some light. You'll learn who the players are and get an insider's view on the processes, from legislation to lobbying, caucuses to coalitions and so much more.
We looked at dozens of texts before settling with delight on this volume for our American government curriculum. It provides exactly the kind of basic outline we need for a high school civics class.
Readers / Literature
A white man darkens his skin to experience the black man's world in 1959.