Selected Bibliography about the Office of the Speaker

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Bolling, Richard. Power in the House: A History of the Leadership of the House of Representatives. New York: Dutton, 1968.

Cheney, Richard B., and Lynne V. Cheney. Kings of the Hill: Power and Personality in the House of Representatives. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Chiu, Chang-wei. The Speaker of the House of Representatives Since 1896. New York: Columbia University Press, 1928.

Cooper, Joseph and David W. Brady. “Institutional Context and Leadership Style: The House From Cannon to Rayburn,” American Political Science Review, vol. 75 (June 1981): 411-425.

Davidson, Roger H., Susan Webb Hammond, and Raymond Smock. Masters of the House: Congressional Leadership Over Two Centuries. Boulder, CO: West Press, 1998.

Follett, Mary P. The Speaker of the House of Representatives. New York: Longmans Green, 1902; reprint edition New York: Burt Franklin, 1974.

Fuller, Hubert Bruce. The Speaker of the House. Boston: Little Brown, 1909; reprint edition New York: Arno Press, 1974.

Green, Matthew N. The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

Jones, Charles O. “Joseph G. Cannon and Howard W. Smith: An Essay on the Limits of Leadership in the House of Representatives,” The Journal of Politics, vol. 30 (August 1968): 617-646.

Kennon, Donald R., ed. The Speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives: A Bibliography, 1789-1984. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Krehbiel, Keith and Alan Wiseman. “Joseph G. Cannon: Majoritarian from Illinois,” Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 36 (August 2001): 357-389.

Lawrence, Eric D., Forrest Maltzman, and Paul J. Wahlbeck. “The Politics of Speaker Cannon’s Committee Assignments,” American Journal of Political Science 45 (July 2001): 551–562.

Lientz, Gerald R. “House Speaker Elections and Congressional Parties, 1789 – 1860,” Capitol Studies 6 (Spring 1978): 63–89.

Peabody, Robert L. Leadership in Congress: Stability, Succession, and Change. Boston: Little Brown, 1976.

Peters, Ronald M. The American Speakership: The Office in Historical Perspective (2nd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

—, ed. The Speaker: Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Congressional Quarterly, 1995.

Reed, Thomas B. Reed’s Rules: A Manual of General Parliamentary Law with Suggestions for Special Rules. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, 1898.

Sinclair, Barbara. Majority Leadership in the U.S. House. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Strahan, Randall. Leading Representatives: The Agency of Leaders in the Politics of the U.S. House. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.