Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America's Leading Comic Artists

Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of America's Leading Comic Artists

by André Schiffrin
     
 

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Dedicated readers and fans of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, know of Seuss’s fascinating, long-forgotten career as a political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper PM during World War II. Dr. Seuss, however, was only one of a number of distinguished cartoonists whose work appeared in PM. In Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War, we

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Dedicated readers and fans of Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss, know of Seuss’s fascinating, long-forgotten career as a political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper PM during World War II. Dr. Seuss, however, was only one of a number of distinguished cartoonists whose work appeared in PM. In Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War, we discover an astonishing treasure trove of over three hundred incisive political cartoons by Seuss as well as a cohort of other legendary cartoonists of the time, including Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, Arthur Szyk, Carl Rose, and Mischa Richter. These fascinating cartoons offer a totally different picture of the war, both at home and abroad. Sure to fascinate and surprise readers across the generations, Dr. Seuss & Co. Go to War lets readers “time travel to a remarkable time when editorial cartoons really mattered” (America in WWII).

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“An interesting journey providing snapshots in history from times when U.S. involvement in the war was no foregone conclusion and later moments when victory was no guarantee.”
Comics Alliance

“And now, rescued from the newsprint where they moldered unseen for over half a century, we can turn to the cartoons that let us know what happened when Horton hears a heil.”
—Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus

“Scathing, fascinating stuff… A provocative history of wartime politics.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Fascinating.”
The New York Book Review

“Vigorous, trenchant, and vividly remarkable.”
The Christian Science Monitor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595584700
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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