On appreciating Congress
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On appreciating Congress the people"s branch by Louis Fisher

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Published by Paradigm Publishers in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Congress,
  • Legislative power -- United States,
  • Separation of powers -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLouis Fisher.
SeriesOn politics
LC ClassificationsJK1041 .F57 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23606864M
ISBN 109781594517945
LC Control Number2009027138

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