Congress, Presidents, and American Politics

  • by Lee H. Hamilton
  • Narrated by Tom Lennon
  • 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Lee H. Hamilton joined Congress in 1965 as a US Representative from southern Indiana, he began writing commentaries for his constituents describing his experiences, impressions, and developing views of what was right and wrong in American politics. He continued to write regularly throughout his 34 years in office and up to the present. Lively and full of his distinctive insights, Hamilton's essays provide vivid accounts of national milestones over the past 50 years: from the protests of the 60s, the Vietnam War, and the Great Society reforms, through the Watergate and Iran-Contra affairs, to the post-9/11 years as the vice chairman of the 9/11 commission. Hamilton offers frank and sometimes surprising reflections on Congress, the presidency, and presidential character from Lyndon Johnson to Barack Obama. He argues that there are valuable lessons to be learned from past years, when Congress worked better than it does now. Offering history, politics, and personal reflections all at once, this book will appeal to everyone interested in understanding America of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The book is published by Indiana University Press.

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Informative and Interesting

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It was a fascinating look into politics and politicians. A must read for its genre!


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A candid look into the life of a public servant.


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Great Listen !!

I downloaded the Kindle book on a free promo and was happily astonished to find an involving, expertly written story. This guy knows how to write in first person and build scenes tangible enough for the reader to stand and look around in.. The psychic connections and miraculous occurrences at the end kind of came out of left field, but by that time. I had. become so engrossed in the angst that I bought into all of it.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2016
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks