The Resource The Beltway Bible : a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government, Eliot Nelson

The Beltway Bible : a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government, Eliot Nelson

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The Beltway Bible : a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government
Title
The Beltway Bible
Title remainder
a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government
Statement of responsibility
Eliot Nelson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"How is legislation crafted? How do you lose an election? What do "bundler," "quorum call" and "omnibus" mean? Why do some of the White House's most important meetings occur at a Starbucks? Why are Washington insiders obsessed with something called Jumbo Slice? What, exactly, is a "skintern?" Eliot Nelson, one of Washington's funniest and most admired young journalists, knows how the sausage factory works and his new book, The Beltway Bible, is every citizen's must-have owner's manual. Arranged from A to Z, The Beltway Bible provides an insider's perspective of politics and government, breaking down both into easily-digested entries on subjects like how legislation is formed, the scope of the president's power and an overview of federal agencies. Nelson also looks at D.C.'s less-well-known power structures: the internal pecking order of White House aides, the high school cafeteria power struggles behind party invites and the petty congressional arguments over how highway on-ramps are named. The Beltway Bible makes our complex government accessible in a way that will please everyone from Jon Stewart to John Doe. Eliot Nelson's The Beltway Bible is tailor-made for Election 2016"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Eliot
Dewey number
320.97302/07
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6231.P6
LC item number
N38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Beltway Bible : a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government, Eliot Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-421)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781250099259
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950004084
  • 1251135
  • (OCoLC)ocn950004084
  • 1251135
Label
The Beltway Bible : a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government, Eliot Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-421)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
424 pages
Isbn
9781250099259
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016012743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950004084
  • 1251135
  • (OCoLC)ocn950004084
  • 1251135

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