Nick Ragone – The Everything American Government Book


If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides listeners with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions and take an active role in the management of their country. From the roots of American government and the challenges that have helped shape it over the years to its current structure and systems, this thoroughly researched work is ideal for anyone brushing up on civics, as well as students of all ages.

Listeners learn about:

The personalities and events that gave rise to our current system

The real significance of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution

The functions of each branch of government and how they work together

Private sectors influence on public policy and decision-making

Ways to get involved and make a difference

Specially designed to inform and empower the average citizen during this critical election year, The Everything American Government Book provides the keys to understanding the ins and outs of the most powerful democracy in the world.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Nick Ragone
Narrator: George Newbern
Duration: 8 hours 32 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Insightful and well narrated. I liked the authors historical account of how our government came to be structured in the way it currently is. Understanding the evolution of our government as it adapted to social changes and maturation of our populations beliefs along with technological capacities that made possible new opportunities is helpful as we consider new adaptations. Highly recommended for all American citizens and others who want to speak knowledgeably on the subject.