Dr. Seuss Goes to War: World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geiselby Richard H. Minear, Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel
Pub. Date: 09/28/2001
Publisher: New Press, The
For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents "a provocative history of wartime/i>
For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents "a provocative history of wartime politics" (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s cartoons, alongside "insightful" (Booklist) commentary by the historian Richard H. Minear that places them in the context of the national climate they reflect.
Pulitzer Prizewinner Art Spiegelman’s introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: by Art Spiegelman
Some Important Dates
Dr. Seuss and PM
The Home Front
Hitler and Nazi Germany
The Rest of the World
Winning the War
Acknowledgments and Sources
Chronological Listing of Cartoons
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I believe that this book is an important read for anyone that grew up enjoying Dr Seuss, as well as teachers looking to find a new way to broach a topic with students, particularly high school students. It shows people that, not only are there two sides to every person, but that things as simple as the Sunday comics can bear important messages about our times. If you are already a World War II buff, you wont learn anything new by reading the historical introduction to each chapter, but I encourage it any ways, because it does help to shine light on some of the comics. For people that do not know much about World War II this is a very light, and fantastic, break in to that era of history. It is odd to see characters that we have all loved in our childhood bearing swastikas, and perhaps that makes the messages more meaningful. I would also encourage people to apply Dr Seuss' messages to our own time, its boggling to see how many of the same things apply.
It had alot of information in it and it was very entertaining. I have always loved Dr. Seuss.