Vanderbilt Law Review

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A substantial body of literature has been written about the Senate, but Citadel performs a special role in, for the first time, portraying the Senate as an organic unit. The anecdotes and personal recollections liberally used by the author aptly illustrate the various broad principles and details he has fashioned into an image of a vital, living force in our nation's growth and development, the United States Senate. Those anxious to understand the operations of the Senate and to gain an insight into the complex interplay of personalities and forces that lie behind the usual surface view of this unique body will find what they seek in William S. White's Citadel.