And the Pursuit of Happiness

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 30, 2012 - History - 471 pages
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Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a year-long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is an artist's idiosyncratic vision of history and contemporary politics.

Whether returning to America's historical roots at the Lincoln archive and Jefferson's Monticello, or taking the pulse of the present day at a town hall meeting in Vermont, an Army base in Kentucky, and the inner chambers of the Supreme Court, Kalman finds evidence of democracy at work all around us. Her route is always one of fascinating indirection, but one that captures and shares in hundreds of beautiful, colorful reasons why we  are proud to be Americans.

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User Review  - Aaron Maurer - Goodreads

I have a backlog of books that I need to write up reviews for. Lately I have been trying to read a wide variety of books. I am challenging myself to read all types in hopes of gaining new insights and ... Read full review

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I've never come across a book like this before. The best way I can think to describe it is to say it's like a children's picture book, only for adults. There is little writing in this book which is ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of The Principles of Uncertainty, and illustrator of the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E.B.White's The Elements of Style. Most recently, she collaborated with Michael Pollan to illustrate his bestselling Food Rules. Kalman's work is shown at the Jule Saul Gallery in Manhattan.

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