Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

System - 97 edition

System (ISBN10: 0316111457; ISBN13: 9780316111454)
ISBN13: 978-0316111454
ISBN10: 0316111457

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0316469692
ISBN10: 0316469696

Summary: In this remarkable book, two of America's best-known journalists use their unparalleled access to the major players to examine The System, specifically as it operated during the ferocious battle over the Clinton effort to provide universal health insurance for Americans - and they come to some startling conclusions about America's future. From the beginning of the struggle, Johnson and Broder gained the confidence of more than one hundred of the participants, inc
luding the President and the First Lady; key congressional leaders like Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Ted Kennedy, and George Mitchell; the many competing special interests; and, outside the Beltway, ordinary citizens and workers on the battlefront of medical care. The authors have written a brilliant chronicle of the battle -- of lost opportunities in the White House and of the savage determination and cunning tactics of the Gingrich forces, who plotted secretly for more than a year in advance to kill health care reform in an attempt to regain control of Congress and lead a conservative Republican Revolution that would fundamentally alter American government, privatize public function, and dismantle progressive programs and policies established over the last sixty years. Filled with stunning disclosures about the President and his supporters and adversaries, The System is an extraordinary portrait of democracy under siege, providing one of the most candid looks at American politics and government ever written. It is a book of vital importance to every American and is certain to become a classic in years to come. No one knows Washington better than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Haynes Johnson and David Broder, who between them have covered politics in our nation's capital for nearly eight decades. Now, in their new book, they show readers in detail how "the system" has corrupted America's political institutions -- and alienated citizens across the ideological spectrum. This book on American political culture focuses on the defeat of the health plan proposed by the Clinton administration. Index.
...show more
Summary: In this remarkable book, two of America's best-known journalists use their unparalleled access to the major players to examine The System, specifically as it operated during the ferocious battle over the Clinton effort to provide universal health insurance for Americans - and they come to some startling conclusions about America's future. From the beginning of the struggle, Johnson and Broder gained the confidence of more than one hundred of the participants, including the President and the First Lady; key congressional leaders like Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, Ted Kennedy, and George Mitchell; the many competing special interests; and, outside the Beltway, ordinary citizens and workers on the battlefront of medical care. The authors have written a brilliant chronicle of the battle -- of lost opportunities in the White House and of the savage determination and cunning tactics of the Gingrich forces, who plotted secretly for more than a year in advance to kill health care reform in an attempt to regain control of Congress and lead a conservative Republican Revolution that would fundamentally alter American government, privatize public function, and dismantle progressive programs and policies established over the last sixty years. Filled with stunning disclosures about the President and his supporters and adversaries, The System is an extraordinary portrait of democracy under siege, providing one of the most candid looks at American politics and government ever written. It is a book of vital importance to every American and is certain to become a classic in years to come. No one knows Washington better than Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Haynes Johnson and David Broder, who between them have covered politics in our nation's capital for nearly eight decades. Now, in their new book, they show readers in detail how "the system" has corrupted America's political institutions -- and alienated citizens across the ideological spectrum. This book on American political culture focuses on the defeat of the health plan proposed by the Clinton administration. Index. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Backbay Books
Published: 08/30/2004
International: No



List Price: $26.99
Used $6.75
Used
Save $20.24 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 8 hours and 41 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

60 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for System
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (60)  |  New (11)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (15)  |  Good (24)  |  Acceptable (8)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$6.75
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$27.17
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookHolders MD
College Park, MD
Seller Rating: 4.66
Reprint Good [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Back Bay Books Pub Date: 4/1/1997 Binding: Paperback Pages: 704.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Wonder Book
Frederick, MD
Seller Rating: 4.64
Back Bay Books, 04/01/1997, Paperback, Good condition.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Last Page Books-Dallas
Dallas, TX
Seller Rating: 4.57
1997 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or ac ...show morecess codes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Bay City Books
Benicia, CA
Seller Rating: 4.62
ACCEPTABLE with noted wear to cover and pages. Binding intact. May contain highlighting, inscriptions or notations. We offer a no-hassle guarantee on all our items. Orders generally ship by the next b ...show moreusiness day. Default Text ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
BookHolders MD
College Park, MD
Seller Rating: 4.66
Reprint Good [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Back Bay Books Pub Date: 4/1/1997 Binding: Paperback Pages: 704.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Coas Books, Inc. NM
Las Cruces, NM
Seller Rating: 4.76
1997 Paperback Fair Some wear to cover from general use and shelving. Some stains on the front cover. Minimal highlighting on some pages. Some pages with corners turned down. This is a used book. ...show morePotential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC. ) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our ma ...show moreilers are 100% recyclable. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Hall Street Books
Brooklyn, NY
Seller Rating: 4.68
1997 - Paperback - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .- ...show more - All orders are processed and shipped within 24 business hours, Mon - Fri. Expedited shipping and tracking available within the US. Hall Street’s No-Worry guarantee lets you buy with confidence! ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Yankee Clipper Books
Windsor Locks, CT
Seller Rating: 4.57
Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value
Page:   1     2     3     4     5     6     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close