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The field of blood

violence in Congress and the road to civil war
"Offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril"--Amazon.


an American novel
A republication of the 1880 novel in which society widow Mrs. Lightfoot Lee meets Senate member Silas Ratcliffe, and together the two discover how corrupt the government is in Washington during the 1870s.

Henry Clay

America's greatest statesman
Chronicles the life and career of congressman Henry Clay, the youngest congressman to be elected to the Speaker of the House and who established the Speaker as the most powerful elected official after the President.

Sharice's big voice

a native kid becomes a congresswoman
When Sharice Davids was young, she never thought she'd be in Congress. And she never thought she'd be one of the first Native American women in Congress. During her campaign, she heard from a lot of doubters. They said she couldn't win because of how she looked, who she loved, and where she came from. But here's the thing: Everyone's path looks different and everyone's path has obstacles. And this is the triumphant story of Sharice Davids' path to Congress.

Dennis Ch?vez

the first Hispanic US Senator
A biography of politician Dennis Ch?vez. Presented in English and Spanish.

The U.S. Senate

"A historical survey of the United States Senate, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role in Congress and influential senators, such as Daniel Webster and Hillary Clinton"--Provided by publisher.

The U.S. House of Representatives

"A historical survey of the United States House of Representatives, from its beginnings to present struggles, including its role in Congress and influential members"--Provided by publisher.

Davy Crockett

Simple text and illustrations introduce the life and legacy of frontiersman Davy Crockett. Includes interactive questions, a timeline, and a glossary.


fighter, phenom, change maker
"A celebratory biography of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka "AOC"), the youngest congresswoman in United States history,detailing not only her life but the movement she has energized"--Provided by publisher.


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