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Baker, Richard A.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 104 publications in 1 language and 6,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Archives  Juvenile works  Interviews  Oral histories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Redactor, Editor
Classifications: JK1161, 328.73071
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Most widely held works about Richard A Baker
 
Most widely held works by Richard A Baker
Historical almanac of the United States Senate : a series of "Bicentennial minutes" presented to the Senate during the One Hundredth Congress by Robert J Dole( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Senate : an insider's history by Neil MacNeil( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Senate has fallen on hard times. Once known as the greatest deliberative body in the world, it now has a reputation as a partisan, dysfunctional chamber. What happened to the house that forged American history's great compromises? In this work, the authors, provide an insider's history of the United States Senate. One a historian emeritus of the Senate, and the other a former chief congressional correspondent for Time magazine, integrate nearly a century of combined experience on Capitol Hill with deep research and state-of-the-art scholarship. They explore the Senate's historical evolution with one eye on persistent structural pressures and the other on recent transformations. Here, for example, are the Senate's struggles with the presidency, from George Washington's first, disastrous visit to the chamber on August 22, 1789, through now-forgotten conflicts with Presidents Garfield and Cleveland, to current war powers disputes. The authors also explore the Senate's potent investigative power, and show how it began with an inquiry into John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. It took flight with committees on the conduct of the Civil War, Reconstruction, and World War II; and it gained a high profile with Joseph McCarthy's rampage against communism, Estes Kefauver's organized-crime hearings (the first to be broadcast), and its Watergate investigation. Within the book are surprises as well. For example, the office of majority leader first acquired real power in 1952, not with Lyndon Johnson, but with Republican Robert Taft. Johnson accelerated the trend, tampering with the sacred principle of seniority in order to control issues such as committee assignments. Rampant filibustering, the authors find, was the ironic result of the passage of 1960s civil rights legislation. No longer stigmatized as a white-supremacist tool, its use became routine, especially as the Senate became more partisan in the 1970s. -- From book jacket
200 notable days : Senate stories, 1787 to 2002 by Richard A Baker( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First among equals : outstanding Senate leaders of the twentieth century( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Senate, a historical bibliography by Richard A Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty minutes of Senate history : a series of thirty "historical minutes" presented to the Senate Democratic Conference, February-November 1997 by Richard A Baker( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of the United States Senate by Richard A Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new members guide to traditions of the United States Senate by Richard A Baker( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Senate of the United States : a bicentennial history by Richard A Baker( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by United States( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference on the Research Use and Disposition of Senators' Papers : proceedings : Washington, D.C., September 14-15, 1978 by Conference on the Research Use and Disposition of Senators' Papers( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress : government of the people( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of freedom : constitutional history for high school classrooms( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grover W. Ensley, Executive director, Joint Economic Committee, United States Congress, 1949-1957 : oral history interviews, October 29 to November 1, 1985 by Grover W Ensley( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senate committee records : a guide to disposition and public access by Richard A Baker( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers (96) S. Res. 474
Facts about the Congress by Stephen G Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy S. Wineman : Senate financial clerk : oral history interviews, January 2002 to December 2005 by Timothy S Wineman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A slap at the "Hidden-Hand Presidency" : the Senate and the Lewis Strauss Affair by Richard A Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The encyclopedia of the United States Congress( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Provides knowledge and insights about Congress, its operations, and its history
Vice Presidents of the United States, 1789-1993 by Mark O Hatfield( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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200 notable days : Senate stories, 1787 to 2002
Alternative Names
Baker, Dick

Baker, Dick 1940-

Baker, Richard A.

Richard A. Baker American historian

Richard A. Baker Amerikaans historicus

Languages
English (97)

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Facts about the CongressThe encyclopedia of the United States Congress