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Robert's Rules of Order by Henry M. Robert

Robert's Rules of Order (1876)

by Henry M. Robert

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  efeulner | Mar 28, 2014 |
Standard book of parliamentary procedure ( )
  Hilton_Kaufman | Mar 12, 2014 |
Standard work on parliamentary procedure for ordinary groups ( )
  Hilton_Kaufman | Mar 12, 2014 |
These are the rules of parliamentary procedure used everywhere from club meetings to the United States Senate. So if you're running a meeting--or want to make sure others are keeping to the rules--this is an essential reference to not just have on your shelves, but take with you--so a pocket-sized guide like mine helps. The one thing to be aware of in purchasing is that this book has gone through several revisions and editions, so you want to make sure you get the latest one. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Sep 15, 2013 |
This book, which was originally released in 1967 and many times, had the involvement of two excellent parliamentarians. Rachel Vixman was President of the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, and the introduction is by Floyd Riddick, who I knew and was Parliamentarian for the United States Senate. The book notes that it is the first 1893 edition of Robert's Rules of Order in paperback. I stress that the book was excellent for its day and preceded the first Newly Revised version of Robert's Rules in 1970.

Unfortunately, at this point both this book and the book it's about are quite dated. Robert's Rules is regularly updated, and there have been many editions since the 1893 version. Each new edition brings changes to procedure (the latest has 120, with both new practices and names of motions). If you're supposed to follow the "most recent edition" of Robert's, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (11th Edition) published in 2011 is your book.

Some readers find the current manual (at 716 pages) too daunting and complex, but there are more current introductions to procedure, including my Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track (2012).

Jim Slaughter,
Author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track ( )
  JimSlaughter | Jun 22, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Henry M. Robertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Balch, Thomas J.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Honemann, Daniel H.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, Sarah CorbinEditormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Evans, William J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robert, Henry M., IIIEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vizman, RachelEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. --Henry M. Robert (1990 ed.)
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Parliamentary Law refers originally to the customs and rules for conducting business in the English Parliament; and thence to the usages of deliberative assemblies in general. (1948 ed)
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"Pocket Manual of Rules of Order" was the earlier title of "Robert's Rules of Order"; they are the same work. "Robert's Rules of Order in Brief" is not, as far as I can tell.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738203076, Paperback)

Originally published as a slim document in 1896, General Henry M. Robert's classic guide to smooth, orderly, and fairly conducted meetings has sold close to five million copies in nine editions. The only book containing the completely developed Robert's Rules of Order subject matter, this latest edition will continue the book's reputation as the gold standard of meeting procedure for parliamentarians and novice club presidents and members alike. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the past decade's technological advances and usage, this tenth edition contains new information on how to conduct meetings over the Internet, on phone and video conference calls, and with members in absentia. The best book from which to learn all about running and taking an effective part in meetings, General Robert's gift of order is as indispensable now as it was a century ago.

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A guide to parliamentary procedure tells how to conduct and participate in a meeting properly.

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