I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College.  The purpose of this blog is solely to develop a book to be used in my American Federal Government class.  I despise the style and bulk of textbooks, and am trying to write an “anti-textbook,” a book that will be more readable than textbooks, with more focus on analytical principles and less on historical detail, and that doesn’t cost $80 or more.  In short, a book that a student might actually keep on their bookshelf for future reference.  Students assure me there is demand for such a book (that is, they also hate textbooks).

To ensure I am meeting my goal of writing a book that is both informative and readable, I invite all readers here to critique the chapters of the book as I write them.  Whether the critique is about style or content, I welcome your comments.

(Header Photo: Justice Department Building, Washington, D.C. Copyright Scott Hanley, 2007.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s