"Princeton Readings in American Politics"
Henry Farrell got his hands on a copy of Princeton Readings in American Politics: “I presume the core audience for the book is upper level undergraduate courses. I have to say that it also looks like an excellent resource for journalists and others who are interested in a one-stop ‘Everything You Want to Know About Americanist Political Science but Were Afraid to Ask’ collection.”
I have the book, and didn’t know I was interested in such a collection until I got my copy. But he’s right—it’s an extremely useful American Politics 101 (or maybe more like 201) that in a decent world would be read by the large number of political junkies and political professionals who don’t have much exposure to the formal study of US politics.