Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs
Robert G. Kaiser
Robert G. Kaiser Enlarge Photo

Photo © 2012 Lucian Perkins

  • About this Author
author spotlight

Robert G. Kaiser has been on the staff of The Washington Post since 1963. He has reported on the House and Senate; was a correspondent in Saigon and Moscow; served as national editor and managing editor; and is currently associate editor and senior correspondent. He has also written for Esquire, Foreign Affairs, and The New York Review of Books. His books include Russia: The People and the Power; So Damn Much Money; and, with Leonard Downie Jr., The News About the News. He has received an Overseas Press Club award, a National Press Club award, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist... Read More

author bookshelf
Sort: Date  Format  Price  Title

Exam Copy
The News About the News
American Journalism in Peril
Written by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $14.95

Freedom of the press is a primary American value. Good journalism builds communities, arms citizens with important information, and serves as a public watchdog for civic, national, and global issues. But what happens when the news turns its back on its public role?

Leonard Downie Jr., executive editor of The Washington Post... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

The News About the News
American Journalism in Peril
Written by Leonard Downie, Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Act of Congress
How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $16.95

A Washington Post Notable Book

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the legislation: colorful, wisecracking congressman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Act of Congress
How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $27.95

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008.

The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken—as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Act of Congress
How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.99

Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
So Damn Much Money
The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

With a New Foreword

In So Damn Much Money, veteran Washington Post editor and correspondent Robert Kaiser gives a detailed account of how the boom in political lobbying since the 1970s has shaped American politics by empowering special interests, undermining effective legislation, and discouraging the country’s best citizens from serving in office... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

So Damn Much Money

Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $13.99

Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Page 1 of 1