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Becoming Dr. Seuss

Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination

by Brian Jay Jones

Hardcover, 483 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $32 |

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Becoming Dr. Seuss
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Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination
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Brian Jay Jones

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A full-scale portrait of Theodor Geisel, best known as American icon Dr. Seuss, shares insights into his successful early career as a radical political cartoonist and the complicated genius that informed his beliefs on such subjects as empathy and environmentalism.