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Politics & Government
  • Author:
    Hedrick Smith
  • ISBN:
    0394554477
  • ISBN13:
    978-0394554471
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  • Publisher:
    Random House; 1 edition (February 12, 1988)
  • Pages:
    793 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Politics & Government
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The one city that affects all our lives.

The one city that affects all our lives. The one city where the game has only one name: Power. It’s hard for anyone outside the beltway to know just who wields the power and why. The Pulitzer Prize-winning, ex-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, Hedrick Smith, not only takes Americans inside their power structure and shows the way play it, but takes a hard look at rising young politicians.

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s.

Select Format: Hardcover. Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith goes inside America's power center in Washington, DC to reveal how the game of governing was played in the 1980s. ISBN13:9780345410481. Release Date:September 1996.

Power is the name of the game. But until now, no one outside "the beltway" knew just who was wielding how much-and for what ends. Pulitzer Prize-winning, ex-Washington bureau chief of THE NEW YORK TIMES, Hedrick Smith, tells the whole story. From PACs to influence-peddling from the Pentagon to the WASHINGTON POST, THE POWER GAME reveals Congressional staffers more powerful than their bosses, media advisors more powerful than the media, and money that not only talks but threatens. It's all there, and it's all in here.

The Power Game: How Washington Works," "The Russians" "Rethinking America," and "Reagan - The Man, the President. Investigative Reporter · Boston, Massachusetts. Made documentaries: "Wall Street Fix," "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" "Insider the Terror Network," "Can You afford to Retire?" "Surviving the Bottom Line, "Making Schools Work," "Poisoned Waters," "Duke Ellington's Washington," Challenge to America".

Hedrick Smith, signing his book Who Stole the American Dream? after a talk at the Library of Congress, May 29, 2014. That book was followed by yet another national best-seller, The Power Game: How Washington Works, an influential political masterpiece considered a bible for newly elected members of Congress and their staffs, which also became bedside reading for President Clinton.

More praise for The Power Game There is some dazzling reporting about the Reagan administration that I haven’t seen anywhere else

More praise for The Power Game There is some dazzling reporting about the Reagan administration that I haven’t seen anywhere else. So it seems only natural to look at how we are governed-the way Washington really works today-as a power game, not in some belittling sense, but as a way of understanding how government actually works and why it does not work better. For the game is sometimes glorious and uplifting, at other times aggravating or disenchanting.

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Power Game: How Washington Works. Knowledgeable and informative. The one city that affects all our lives. Smith is a superb writer. Not only the inside stuff, but the insightful stuff-an original view of the power playing. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Explains how the political process works in Washington today, with insider views of presidents, the Pentagon, congressmen and senators, and staff members, and of effective political techniques

Drelahuginn
This book should be required reading for undergraduates alongside a good American Government textbook. As opposed to textbook description of our governmental process, Smith's book digs a little deeper to describe how American government - and politics - really works. It is big but fairly readable. There are some flaws: the book is a bit dated as it was written in the late 80s (e.g. Smith talks about the problems of PACs in campaign but today's problem is soft money); there are a surprisingly decent number of typos and editing oversights; finally, like I mentioned, it is a large book and at some points, few as they are, where the book drags. At the least, a good teacher could use the book and pull out certain chapters that are more pertinent. ENJOY!
Adrietius
The author has a good insight into the real workings of the federal government on a personal levels. He goes into the human interactions and "wheelings and dealing" - the real stuff in politics. For these reasons, government does not follow the clean diagrams in a "flow chart." It is a "dirty business," and the players are dirtier.
OwerSpeed
I bought this book as it was required for an American Politics class. I was inimidated by the length, but as I started reading Smith is a wonderful writer. It is interesting and informative. I also did some reading about the author and found a video from 1988 talking about this book. Once I heard him speak and saw how charismatic he is, I enjoyed the book even that much more.
Vichredag
This is one of the best UNBIASED books on power politics as practiced on the national stage, I've ever run across. The book was written in the '80's and the examples are from that era, but the principles and practices are basically unchanged. I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to make sense of the Washington "Clown Show".
Kearanny
Read this for a high school american government class and found it incredibly informative. Have not revisited it in years, so may not be as relevant today but was certainly a great intro for a youngster.
Kadar
Hedrick Smith is a superb writer. Formerly with the NY Times as chief Moscow correspondent and later as a player in the DC setting, he characterizes the Nixon/Kissinger era with an insiders report. He translates political power or the absence thereof into realistice terms which can be applied to almost any relationship, be it political, family, business or personal. An excellent, if dated read, but clearly applicable to situations today with power grabs by Obama. Pelosi and Reid.
Aiata
A well written book and perhaps significant in its time. But Trump craziness and his absurdities to appeal to the mentally deformed and handicapped have demonstrated a major shift in power tactics. This book does bring back the memories of when people fought with some common understanding of exerting power, in not necessary "fair and even" but under some standard of order and sensibility. Trump has ensured that the use of power under these conditions are over and unlikely to return. A book to review the "good old. days"
any publication by Hedrick Smith is top notch. . . including this one