Louisiana Purchase: An American Story

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Commemorating the 200th anniversary of America's best buy. Originally syndicated in strip form in daily newspapers throughout the United States, this book is depicted in an understandable and easily read format and backed up by competent research.
ISBN: 9781589800847
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 86
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
"John Chase has taken what in lesser hands would have been a dull recounting of fact and made a delightfully accurate yet breezy book." -New Orleans Times-Picayune A New Orleans native, John Churchill Chase attended art school at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to being a cartoonist, he was also an author, an illustrator for books and national periodicals, and a public speaker. He first received national attention as a cartoonist for the New Orleans States-Item, which is no longer under operation. He continued his work in the city with the formation of the first regular cartoon on television, which premiered in 1967 on WDSU. Born and educated in Southeastern Louisiana, the illustrator's works deal primarily with the city he knew and loved. From Terpsichore to Gravier, from Tchopitoulas to Bourbon, he chronicles the development of the Crescent City in Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children…and Other Streets of New Orleans! This book serves as a humorous and informative reference about the author's hometown, providing intriguing stories about New Orleans' most infamous people, places, and events, and how they influenced the city's names and character. Chase turns to American history with The Louisiana Purchase: An American Story, a comic book celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of America's best acquisition. This visual documentation of our country's development teaches the facts in an amusing manner, all the while remaining historically accurate. The book appeals to both children and adults with the author's fresh take on history and the colorful wit displayed throughout the comic's text and illustrations. Former president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, Chase is the author of five books. He aptly proves that a story can be accurate, informative, and hilarious-all at the same time. Chase passed away in 1986.
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