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A User's Guide to Democracy

How America Works

Author: Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy; illustrated by Tom Toro

A User's Guide to Democracy

A User's Guide to Democracy

About This Book

From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively...

Page Count
368
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On Sale
09/08/2020

Book Details

From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works.

Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don’t worry--you’re not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure.

Until now.

Within this book are the keys to knowing what you’re talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It’s the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you.

Imprint Publisher

Celadon Books

ISBN

9781250751843

In The News

"An informative and appealing civics lesson for first-time voters and old hands alike."
Publisher's Weekly

"An easily digestible, illustrated guidebook to the agencies and institutions that make up the federal government... Just the thing for students of civics—which, these days, should include the entire polity."
Kirkus Reviews

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A User's Guide to Democracy

A User's Guide to Democracy