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

Nelson, Eliot, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville 320.973 NELSON (Text) 34706001535261 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250099259 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1250099250 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 424 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-421).
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > Humor.
Political culture > United States > Humor.
HUMOR / Topic / Political.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General.
Genre: Humor.

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