This narrative history of the "People's House," presents a broad look at more than 200 years of democracy in action. Exploring its creation as a more democratic half to the Senate, author Robert Remini highlights Henry Clay's early leadership, and the various responses to the Depression, Cold War, Civil Rights, Vietnam and Watergate and the "Conservative Revolution." Emphasizing the most prominent members throughout its history, how it operates is illustrated through absorbing, dramatized retellings of historical events. 624 pages, hardcover.
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