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Dick Gregory's Political Primer

by Dick Gregory Author and James R. McGraw Editor

A classic guide to American government and its electoral process written by civil rights and environmental activist, advocate, and comedian, Dick Gregory. Although it was written in 1972 on the eve of Nixon's reelection, Dick Gregory's Political Primer is just as relevant and important amidst today's political and cultural upheaval. Gregory presents a series of lessons accompanied by review questions, information and commentary on the nature of political parties, the three branches of government and how they operate, how the campaign process works, and more. The book also includes a glossary with insights into some of the major players, terms, and institutions integral to our democracy and government.