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Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations Paperback – Mar 2 2010


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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 10 edition (March 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 007352705X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073527055
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 16.2 x 23.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,604,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Governments differ from business organizations discussed in other accounting courses in that governments have no stockholders or other owners, they commonly render services with no expectation of earning net income, and they have the power to require taxpayers to support financial operations whether or not the taxpayers receive benefits in proportion to taxes paid. Read the first page
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By Caroline R. Herlong on June 21 2003
Format: Paperback
This is a truly horrible book. It's written so poorly that the only way it can be used is as a look-up reference. If you don't have a really good instructor for Not-for-profit accounting, find one using a different book. You won't get much out of this.
The 7th Edition is just as bad as the 6th.
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By A Customer on Oct. 29 2002
Format: Paperback
If it was possible to give this book a negetive star review I would. It has no organization, no structure, and makes no sense. It is by far the worst text I have ever had to read. Although the author is a professor, he must be a very bad one. He has no grasp on how students learn, and makes no attempt to link information together. He uses the same example throughout the entire text. As if in chapter 9, you rememeber what entry 14, is in chapter 3. A horrible book. It is easier to read the GASB statements than it is this book. DO NOT BUY IT!!
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WARNING! This book may cause drowsiness. Do not attempt to operate heavy machinery after reading this book.
It's too bad the author has absolutely no literary skills whatsoever. I'm no great author myself but you'd think by the time they got to the fifth edition all the errors would be gone and they would have improved upon the existing text. I guess the editors must have let this one slip through without actually reading what they were going to be publishing.
If you are unfortunate enough to have to buy this book then you will be dumber for having read it and may God have mercy on your soul.
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