The Almanac of American Politics: The Senators, The Representatives and The Governors: Their Records, and
Election Results, Their States, and Districts
Editors: Michael Barone and Richard E. Cohen
Physical Dimensions (W x L x H):6.299 x 9.055 in. 2.959 lbs.
Trade Paper binding
ISBN: 0-89234-106-8 (2004)
This book, written by Michael Barone and Richard E. Cohen, was published in Washington, D.C. by the National Journal, starting in 1972 as a bi-annual publication. It is published in September of odd years. The
2004 cover price was $59.95. The website for the book is <http://nationaljournal.com/pubs/almanac/>
and the password is included in the print copy of the Almanac.
Typical questions include: What's my representative's voting record so
far? Are they liberal or conservative? Is my legislative district
primarily conservative? Democratic? Wealthy? Blue collar?
The purpose of the Almanac of American Politics is to provide biographical
data on each national representative (for both the Senate and the House of Representatives)
as well as for the fifty governors. It also provides information on the
districts. It is geared toward a general audience and politics watchers.
Its dates of coverage include the current two years, election years. It is
in alphabetical order by state. It has an index as well as a table of
Its strengths include that it is read by all politicians. Its
weaknesses include the fact that it is opinionated
LCSH: 1. United States. Congress -- Biography.
2. United States. Congress -- Committees. 3. United States. Congress -- Registers.
4. Election districts -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. 5.
United States -- Politics and government --1945-