"This book sets the standard for Congress textbooks!"
"An excellent book to tell the story of the institution of Congress while highlighting its individual members - which is so hard to pull off. But this book does it very well."
"This textbook cuts through the idealized and obsolete descriptions of how Congress works in order to explain what really makes the contemporary Congress tick in all of its dysfunctional functionality."
"It makes the complexities of Congress more accessible to students who really do not understand the institution outside of Schoolhouse Rock."