Congress Investigates

A Critical and Documentary History

By Bruns, Roger A.

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978-0-81607-679-6
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Facts On File


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Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

Bruns (Almost History), former deputy executive director of national historical publications and records commission at the National Archives; David L. Hostetter (director of programs & research, Robert C. Byrd Ctr. for Legislative Studies, Shepherd Univ.); and Raymond W. Smock (director, Robert C. Byrd Ctr.) have gathered here information on congressional investigations from the Colonial period to the 21st century. The entries, written by U.S. hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2011

Gr 9 Up—Long overdue, this update of the 1975 edition compresses many of the original entries but adds six—on the 1975–1976 Church Committee Investigation of the CIA, the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, the 1987 Iran-Contra investigation, the Whitewater and Clinton impeachment hearings, and the inquiries following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Beginning with the first official congressional investigation in 1792, each of the 29 chronologically ordered entries consists of a summary view of causes and effects that is elaborated on in a lengthy essay detailing the hist...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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