Robert's Rules Of Order: 10th Edition Paperback – Nov 9 2000
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The book is well-organized, attractive, and easy to read. You might expect that reading a book of rules would be boring, but it actually is quite interesting, because it is easy to see how the intricacies of correct parliamentary procedure can be applied and manipulated.
You need this book.
You need to learn what is in this book to be an effective member of any organization where members have the right to vote. Do you know how to get your idea considered by your organization? Do you know how to make a change to an idea that someone else had? Did you change your mind about what happened at the last meeting and want to rescind it? Well, its all in this book.
General Henry M. Robert published the original "Robert's Rules" in 1875 and 1876 and, since the copyright on that edition (and the next few editions) has long since expired, there are numerous unofficial editions on the market. The third edition, published in 1893, is still marketed in paperback by more than one publisher as the "original" Robert's Rules. With the copyright expired, even the name "Robert's" has passed into the public domain, and many imitators have slapped the name "Robert's" on books of parliamentary procedure that bear minimal relation to General Robert's work (much as many dictionaries claim the name "Webster's" without any connection to Noah Webster or the Merriam-Webster brand that carries on his work). This book is the real Robert's, composed by an editorial board appointed by General Robert's heirs (including his descendants Sarah and Henry III, both eminent parliamentarians). Now in its tenth edition, published in 2000, this book "supersedes all previous editions and is intended automatically become the parliamentary authority in organizations whose bylaws prescribe 'Robert's Rules of Order' . . . or the like, without specifying a particular edition.Read more ›
There are several editions of this work. I advise buyers to get one that (a) has a durable binding, able to withstand the rigors of frequent use; (b) has a good introduction or supplementary guide by its editor, as Robert's original manual is, as other reviews here have noted, complex and intimidating to those who are new to it.
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i am not the best person to evaluate this as i have not had time to review it in it's entiretyPublished on May 30 2013 by Walter Davis
Robert's Rules of Order is difficult to employ in a meeting with so much stress and quick decision making. Read morePublished on April 27 2013 by Anthony J. Shaw
This is of course a great book to have for backup at meetings. We are a small Association but sometimes one needs some guidance from the expert.Published on Jan. 3 2013 by dufferingirl
A comprehensive, detailed summary of the rules of assembly of many types. Most meeting attendees have no idea of the options available in conducting and participating in meetings.Published on Oct. 19 2011 by Dr. John Morrissey Exp
A nicely sized complete copy of roberts rules, revised version 10.
By having this handy as the defacto bible on parlimentary procedure.. Read more
The physical quality of this edition is greatly disappointing. Compared to the 1970 (or even 1981) edition, it hardly qualifies as a real book. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003
If you want to know how to do it or how to express it, this is THE book to have.
I have had to refer to it almost daily during the last month due to various items in our... Read more
Dry and straight to the point...yup this is a classic. You've got to have it if you run meetings, though. Parli pro never goes out of style.Published on May 18 2003
This is the definitive authority on parliamentary procedure I've been studying for over a year. The majority of the 700+ pages will never be used by the average member of an... Read morePublished on July 3 2002