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AUTHORS: Bardes/Shelley/Schmidt - ©2010
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY: THE ESSENTIALS 2009-2010 EDITION invites you to join the exciting process of being an active, informed citizen. The authors are known for providing an unbiased and concisely organized overview of this essential subject, updated with complete Election 2008 coverage and wholly redesigned for even greater reader appeal. To reinforce its theme of the importance of active citizenship, the text guides you to think critically about political issues and explore various ways to become involved in the political process. With a keen understanding of the needs and interests of today's students, the authors incorporate abundant current examples, including increased coverage of the impact of the Internet and other media, to make learning easier and more exciting.