The House (Paperback)

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Throughout America's history, the House has played a central role in shaping the nation's destiny. In this incomparable single-volume history, distinguished historian Robert V. Remini traces the institution from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become since America's rise on the world stage. The essential drama of democracy the struggle between principle and pragmatism is showcased throughout the book, and through it the history of America's successful experiment with democracy unfurls.

Praise For…


“From the convention of 1787 to the impeachment of Bill Clinton, [Remini] takes the reader on an exhilarating ride.”
---William E. Leuchtenburg

“[T]he very best volume of its kind thus far presented to the vast constituency of the House.”
---Richard Lowitt

On Daniel Webster: the Man and His Times:“A splendid addition to [Remini’s] highly regarded books”
-Daniel J. Silver, the Wall Street Journal

On Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars: “An exuberant history in the great storytelling tradition.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061341113
ISBN-10: 0061341118
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Pages: 614
Language: English