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 New and Popular Gvernment Publications in Paperback

More 70 years ago, the evolution of modern paperbacks began. Today, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) sells a wide variety of official paperbacks from the various agencies within the U.S. Government. Products include the Federal Government’s standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States; valuable career information; handy recipe booklets providing cooking and food safety guidance; and a wide variety of historical publications.

Official Congressional Directory, 2007-2008: 110th Congress (Paperback)

Publisher: Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

Description: The official directory of the U.S. Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). Published since 1888, the Congressional Directory presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data, such as committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.

Year/Pages: 2007: 1200 p.

Price: $44.00 Add To Cart

World Factbook 2007

Publisher: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Public Affairs

Description: Provides brief information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, and defense of countries and regions around the world. Contains information on international organizations. Designed to meet the specific requirements of United States Government Officials in style, format, coverage, and content. Includes 3 unattached maps.

Year/Pages: 2007: 740 p.; ill., and 3 folded maps.

Price: $26.00 Add To Cart

Designing the Nation's Capital: The 1901 Plan for Washington, D.C.

Publisher: Commission of Fine Arts

Description: Provides a look into the events and people leading up to the creation of the Senate Park (McMillan) Commission in 1901 and the resulting plan for the redevelopment of the city of Washington, D.C.

Price: $42.00

Financial Report of the United States Government, FY 2007

Publisher: Treasury Dept., Financial Management Service

Description: Provides information about the cost of the Federal government’s operations, the sources used to fund them, and the implications of our long-term financial commitments and obligations.

Year/Pages: 2008: 186 p.

Price: $26.00 Add To Cart

The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States (Package of 25 copies)

Publisher: Homeland Security Dept., U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Description: Created for new citizens. Includes information on U.S. civic history, rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship, biographical details on prominent foreign-born Americans, landmark decisions of the Supreme Court, presidential speeches on citizenship, and several of our founding documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. 2007.

Year/Pages: 2007: 108 p.; ill.

Price: $148.00 Add To Cart

Library Services for Immigrants: A Report on Current Practices

Publisher: Homeland Security Dept., U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Description: Developed as a result of a 2004 working group with public libraries, community-based organizations, and adult educators, this report identifies current practices and provides suggestions for libraries offering services to immigrants. Contains easy to understand recommendations for strengthening current immigrant programs or beginning a new program.

Year/Pages: 2007: 16 p.; ill.

Price: $3.00 Add To Cart

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II (Paperbound)

Publisher: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

Description: Tells the story of second-generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) who served as interpreters and translators in World War 2. Describes how the War Department recruited soldiers from an ethnic minority and trained them in a secret school to use the Japanese language.

Year/Pages: 2006: 530 p.; ill.

Price: $30.50 Add To Cart

A Botanic Garden for the Nation: the United States Botanic Garden

Publisher: Congress, Architect of the Capitol, United States Botanic Garden

Description: This beautifully illustrated book presents the first comprehensive look at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Conceived by the nation’s founders as a resource for collecting and studying plants, the U.S. Botanic Garden is closely linked to the history and development of the capital city. Through historical documents and colorful photos, A Botanic Garden for the Nation tells an important story about this special place. Through sumptuous photographs, it offers a tour of the conservatory, starting with the forma Garden court, with its fountains and special flowers collection, and continuing through every plant environment, including the lush jungle, colorful Orchid house, and spare World Deserts. The engaging text explores ecosystems and reveals interesting plants and plant collections.

Year/Pages: 2007: 180 p.; ill.

Price: $69.00 Add To Cart

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