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The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
     

The Plot: The Secret Story of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

by Will Eisner, Umberto Eco (Introduction), Stephen E. Bronner (Afterword)
 

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A work more disturbing than fiction from "the father of graphic novels" (New York Times). "The ultimate illustration of how absurdly comical and cancerous The Protocols has been to mankind."—Thane Rosenbaum, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThe Plot, which examines the astonishing conspiracy and the fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has become a

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A work more disturbing than fiction from "the father of graphic novels" (New York Times). "The ultimate illustration of how absurdly comical and cancerous The Protocols has been to mankind."—Thane Rosenbaum, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThe Plot, which examines the astonishing conspiracy and the fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has become a worldwide phenomenon since its hardcover publication, taught in classrooms around the globe. Purported to be the actual blueprints by Jewish leaders to take over the world, the Protocols, first published in 1902, have become gospel truth to international millions. Presenting a pageant of historical figures from nineteenth-century Russia to today's ideologues, including Tsar Nicholas II, Henry Ford, and Adolf Hitler, Will Eisner unravels and dispels one of the most devastating hoaxes of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Cynthia Ozick
“In his powerful art and shocking narrative—designed to expose, once and for all, this corrupting worldwide lie—Eisner is the true superhero of our time.”
Scott McCloud
“A fiery torch of a book: A righteous light shone on an outrageous lie.”
Scott McCloud
“A fiery torch of a book: A righteous light shone on an outrageous lie.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393328608
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/2006
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
279,759
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of Foucault’s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose, and other international bestsellers. He lives in Milan, Italy.

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