Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Book Review - See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House
Using witty anecdotes and clear explanations, acclaimed writer Susan E. Goodman takes readers from the birth of democracy to the Electoral College; from front porch campaigning to hanging chads. It’s all here, spiced up with Elwood Smith’s witty illustrations, hilarious sidebars, photographs, and solid back matter. It’s a landslide victory: See How They Run stands above the rest as the most accessible, informative, and enjoyable election book on the market.
My Take on the Book
How appropriate for this book to come on the scene during the 2012 election in the United States. It is a very interesting book and not just for children. Susan E. Goodman gave facts about voting and democracy with humor and through cartoons as she also wrote important factual information. She certainly included facts I have never known about our country, the electoral college and more. I feel every adult could gain new knowledge through reading this book and of course share it with their children.
She shares how the each party acquired their symbols: donkey and elephant. Do you know who Thomas Nast was and why he was important?
If you do not purchase this book until after the election, it is still one that you need to have in my opinion. We will continue to elect presidents and other officials,and she has shared a lot of information that is important to anyone living and voting in the United States of America.
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