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July 2015 Featured Book

PartisanDivide_Cover.pngThe Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
By Tom Davis '71

"Martin Frost and Tom Davis are uniquely qualified to examine how constant conflict in Washington keeps too many good things from happening. The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis is a smart book that asks the right questions and offers some intriguing solutions." — President Bill Clinton


During their combined 40 years in Congress, Martin Frost and Tom Davis were the field generals for their respective parties, each serving two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House Campaign Committees, respectively. Now they have joined forces—along with columnist Richard Cohen—in an effort to save Congress from itself.

According to the authors, Congress is incapable of reforming itself without a good kick in the seat from the American public. Frost and Davis, with great insight and skill along with a wealth of anecdotes and photos, dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and offer a common-sense, bipartisan plan for making our Congress function again.

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