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US Constitution For Beginners
Steve Bachmann, Illustrations by Jorge Diaz
ISBN: 9781934389621
Book (Paperback)
For Beginners
$16.99
6 x 9
178 pages
B&W Illustrations throughout
April 17, 2012


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In a combination of witty text and illustrations U.S. Constitution For Beginners take a tongue-in-cheek look at America’s most critical legal document. Author and lawyer Steve Bachmann has written a text that touches on the document’s history beginning with the Magna Carta. He then traces the events that precipitated its writing, the personalities and motives of the people who create it, and its use and misuses since ratification.

U.S. Constitution For Beginners analyzes crucial elements of this binding set of principles and ponders the future of the Constitution as well as the role of American citizens. Though hotly debated and constantly reinterpreted, the Constitution has survived wars, industrialization, expansion and politicians.

Steve Bachmann, AB (Harvard), MFA (UNO), JD (Harvard), now retired, worked for social change over the years as an attorney for many organizations including Project Vote, ACORN, Acorn Housing Corporation, Agape Broadcasting Foundation, and SEIU Health Care Illinois and Indiana. He is also co-founder of The New Orleans Art Review. Bachmann has written scores of law review articles and several books over the years, including Preach Liberty (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990); Nonprofit Litigation (John Wiley and Sons, 1992); Lawyers, Law and Social Change (2001) published in conjunction with the ACORN Cultural Trust and Unlimited Publishing LLC.


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Jorge Diaz graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1999 with double Bachelors of fine arts degrees in Computer and Sequential Art. From 1999 to 2007 Diaz worked as digital artist and game designer for Vicarious Visions Inc and currently is a game designer for 1st Playable Productions LLC. To date he has contributed to almost 40 handheld titles ranging from the Game Boy Color to the Nintendo DS. In 2005 Diaz became co-proprietor of an independent art materials store Central Art Supply (now Pigment Art Supply). And in 2007, he began self-publishing print on demand Graphic Novels with three complete titles available online. Jorge Diaz is currently an active member of the Albany New York’s Upstate Artist Guild.


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