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Description - Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics by Edward Keenan

We all know what a politician looks like, right? They're old people who wear suits and make long, boring speeches full of indecipherable words. Not so fast! As 'The Art of the Possible' explains, everyone is a politician even young people who aren't yet eligible to vote. We all have influence over how politics function. But what are politics, and why do we need them? This book answers the universal query in nine short chapters that explain everything from why we form societies and the basic types of governments to the power of public opinion, methods of rhetoric and the reasons why politicians "lie." Written in an accessible, conversational voice and packed with anecdotes and case studies from across history and around the world, this book helps foster independent thought and curiosity about how a government works or doesn't work. Readers will come away equipped with the knowledge they need to understand current events and elections, and maybe even be empowered to civic action themselves. Informational text features: table of contents, chapters, diagrams, sidebars, in-text definitions of key terms, glossary, index and sources. AGES: 10 - 14 AUTHOR: Edward Keenan is a writer working in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time National Magazine Award finalist, he was a Senior Editor for Eye Weekly and The Grid, and is now a City Politics columnist for The Toronto Star. His first book, 'Some Great Idea,' a study of the political history of Toronto, was published by Coach House Books in 2013. He hosts "The Keenan Wire Radio Program" weekly on CIUT 89.5 FM.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781771470681
ISBN-10: 1771470682
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 267mm x 0mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Owlkids Books Inc.
Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2016
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Edward Keenan

Edward Keenan is a writer working in Toronto. An eight-time National Magazine Award finalist, he was a Senior Editor for Eye Weekly and The Grid, and is now a city politics columnist for the Toronto Star. His first book, Some Great Idea, a study of the political history of Toronto, was published by Coach House Books in 2013. He hosts -The Keenan Wire Radio Program- weekly on CIUT 89.5 FM. Julie Mclaughlin is a Vancouver-based illustrator whose clients include the National Post, FFWD, Exclaim!, AirBnB, and numerous advertising agencies. She is the illustrator of Why We Live Where We Live.

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