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Ritchie, Donald A. 1945-

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Works: 141 works in 506 publications in 3 languages and 22,888 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Popular works  Law for laypersons  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Donald A Ritchie
 
Most widely held works by Donald A Ritchie
Doing oral history : a practical guide by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

49 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Doing Oral History has become one of the premier resources in the field of oral history. It explores all aspects of oral history, from starting an oral history project - including funding, staffing, and equipment - to conducting interviews, publishing, videotaping, preserving materials, teaching oral history, and using oral history in museums and on the radio. In this second edition, the author has incorporated new trends and scholarship, updated and expanded the bibliography and appendices, and added a new focus on digital technology and the Internet. Appendices include sample legal release forms and information on oral history organizations."
Our Constitution by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the entire text of the U.S. Constitution, annotated with detailed explanations of its terms and contents. Each Amendment and Article is accompanied by sidebar material on the history of its application, including profiles of important Supreme Court cases, texts of related primary source documents, and contemporary news articles. Double-page timelines for several of the Articles and all the Amendments highlight important events and legal cases. Includes facsimile reproductions of primary source documents, paintings, phots, and historical artifacts.--From publisher description
Press gallery : Congress and the Washington correspondents by Donald A Ritchie( )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Press Gallery' examines the lives of Greeley, Horace White, Ben"" Perley Poore, Emily Briggs, Jane Grey Swisshelm, James G. Blaine, and others who were positioned in the hub of government when the Civil War, the purchase of Alaska, the Credit Mobilier scandal, and the Johnson impeachment hearings were making front-page news
Reporting from Washington : the history of the Washington press corps by Donald A Ritchie( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We read of the rise of radio news - fought tooth and nail by the print barons - and of such pioneers as Edward R. Murrow, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Elmer Davis. Ritchie also offers a history of TV news, from the early days of Meet the Press, to Huntley and Brinkley and Walter Cronkite, to the cable revolution led by C-SPAN and CNN. In addition, he compares political news on the Internet to the alternative press of the '60s and '70s; describes how black reporters slowly broke into the white press corps (helped mightily by FDR's White House); discusses path-breaking woman reporters such as Sarah McClendon and Helen Thomas, and much more."--Jacket
The U.S. Congress : a very short introduction by Donald A Ritchie( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many scholars believe that the framers of the Constitution intended Congress to be the preeminent branch of government. Indeed, no other legislature in the world approaches its power. Yet most Americans have only a murky idea of how it works. In The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill--pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and translating parliamentary language into plain English. No mere civics lesson, this eye-opening book provides an insider's perspective on Congress, matched with a professional historian's analytical insight. After a swift survey of the creation of Congress by the constitutional convention, he begins to unscrew the nuts and pull out the bolts. What is it like to campaign for congress? To attract large donors? To enter either house with no seniority? He answers these questions and more, explaining committee assignments (and committee work), the role of staffers and lobbyists, floor proceedings, parliamentary rules, and coalition building. Ritchie explores the great effort put into constituent service--as representatives and senators respond to requests from groups and individuals--as well as media relations and news coverage. He also explores how the grand concepts we all know from civics class--checks and balances, advise and consent, congressional oversight--work in practice, in an age of strong presidents and a muscular Senate minority (no matter which party is in that position). In this sparkling addition to Oxford's Very Short Introduction series, Donald Ritchie moves beyond the cynicism and the platitudes to provide a gem of a portrait of how Congress really works"--
The Oxford guide to the United States government by John J Patrick( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Guide to the United States Government is the ultimate resource for authoritative information on the U.S. Presidency, Congress, and Supreme Court, and other federal government agencies. Written by three top scholars, its pages brim with the key figures, events, and structures that have animated U.S. government for more than 200 years." "In addition to coverage of the 2000 Presidential election, this Guide features biographies of all the Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Supreme Court justices, as well as notable members of Congress, including current leadership; historical commentary on past elections, major Presidential decisions, international and domestic programs, and the key advisors and agencies of the executive branch; in-depth analysis of Congressional leadership and committees, agencies and staff, and historic legislation; and detailed discussions of 100 landmark Supreme Court cases and the major issues facing the Court today. In addition to entries that define legal terms and phrases and others that elaborate on the wide array of government traditions, this valuable book includes extensive back matter, including tables of Presidential election results; lists of Presidents, Vice Presidents, Congresses, and Supreme Court Justices with dates of service; lists of Presidential museums, libraries, and historic sites; relevant web sites; and information on visiting the White House, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court building." "A one-stop, comprehensive guide that will assist students, educators, and anyone curious about the inner workings of government, The Oxford Guide to the United States Government will be a valued addition to any home library."--Jacket
American journalists : getting the story by Donald A Ritchie( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty essays on American news reporters, editors, publishers, and broadcasters, including Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, and Connie Chung, whose careers significantly advanced or symbolized major changes in journalism
United States Senate catalogue of graphic art by United States( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 900 historical prints and engravings of 19th and early 20th century images portraying the events, people, and settings of the U.S. Senate
Executive sessions of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations by United States( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James M. Landis, dean of the regulators by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Senate by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the Senate, with descriptions of its structure, current function, and influence on American society
Electing FDR : the New Deal campaign of 1932 by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The politics of prosperity -- Prefix for poverty -- A couple of conventions in Chicago -- A campaign of hope and fear -- The New Deal experiment -- Appendix A: Franklin D. Roosevelt radio address -- Appendix B: Herbert Hoover radio address -- Appendix C: 1932 general election results -- Appendix D: Employment statistics, 1929-1945
The Oxford handbook of oral history by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Oxford Handbook of Oral History' brings together 40 authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues and the application of oral history to both scholarly research and public presentations
The young Oxford companion to the Congress of the United States by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the United States Congress, using the device of alphabetically listing and explaining such elemental topics as acts, Adams, adjourning, workload, Wright, and yielding
The U.S. Constitution by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the United States Constitution with descriptions of its structure, current function, and influence in our society
Congress and Harry S. Truman : a conflicted legacy by Truman Legacy Symposium( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What President Truman thought of Congress and how he chose to deal with it / Ken Hechler -- Truman and Congress: a clash of parties and personalities / Raymond W. Smock -- Triumphs, tribulations, and turnip day sessions in the 80th Congress: Harry Truman copes with divided government / Richard S. Conley -- Harry S. Truman and Congress: presidential effectiveness and the liberal scorecard / Alonzo L. Hamby -- Truman the bipartisan? reassessing the record of the "do-nothing" Congress / Robert P. Watson -- Truman and the anti-communist investigations / Robert David Johnson -- Congress and Cold War foreign policy during the Truman administration / Susan M. Hartmann -- Truman, Congress, and war powers / Louis Fisher -- Truman, Congress, and the military / Burton I. Kaufman
Minutes of the Senate Republican Conference : Sixty-second Congress through Eighty-eighth Congress, 1911-1964 by Senate Republican Conference (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1911 Senator Charles Curtis was elected secretary of the Republican caucus and was tasked with recording the formal minutes of the caucus' meetings. Two years later Republican senators officially designated their meetings as conferences. Minutes of the Senate Republican Conference: Sixty-second Congress through Eighty-eighth Congress, 1911-1964 covers 53 years of conference meetings beginning with the 62nd Congress. The publication includes a history of the Senate's party conferences, as well as brief statements by former Republican Conference Chairman Connie Mack (1993-2001) and Secretary of the Senate Gary Sisco (1996-2001)
A history of the United States Senate Republican Policy Committee, 1947-1997 by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minutes of the Senate Democratic Conference : Fifty-eighth Congress through Eighty-eighth Congress, 1903-1964 by Senate Democratic Conference (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1903, in an attempt to become a more organized group, the Democratic caucus elected its first chairman and secretary. Covering 60 years of caucus and later conference meetings, Minutes of the Senate Democratic Conference: Fifty-eighth through the Eighty-eighth Congresses provides insight into the inner workings of the Senate. The publication is organized by Congress with brief notes from the editor providing historical context. The minutes remain true to form with only minor typographical corrections
The Congress of the United States : a student companion by Donald A Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetically arranged, illustrated guide to the United States Congress with short essays on such topics as congressional leadership, relations with the President, elections and succession, notable legislation, Capitol buildings, traditions, and more
 
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Our Constitution
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Our ConstitutionPress gallery : Congress and the Washington correspondentsReporting from Washington : the history of the Washington press corpsThe U.S. Congress : a very short introductionThe Oxford guide to the United States governmentAmerican journalists : getting the storyUnited States Senate catalogue of graphic artJames M. Landis, dean of the regulators
Alternative Names
Donald A. Ritchie American historian

Donald A. Ritchie Amerikaans historicus

Donald A. Ritchie historiador estadounidense

Ritchie, Donald

Ritchie, Donald A.

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Ritchie, Donald Arthur 1945-

Languages
English (239)

Chinese (3)

Korean (2)