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This book makes the class more interesting. October 3, 2011
I used this book for my American Government class. The book was well written and organized well. I found it pretty helpful, the chapters were easy to follow and I used the appendices often when writing papers in this class. As far as political science textbooks go I found this book to be surprisingly interesting.
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