The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
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The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

by Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon
     
 

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The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of

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The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.

Editorial Reviews

The 9/11 Commission Report is arguably the most readable federal committee report in history, but most Americans have never read it. Alarmed by that sad fact, veteran comic book artist Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created a graphic version of the report that makes its findings indelibly visible. This 160-page adaptation succeeds not only in rendering the dramatic stories of that tragic day; it presents the sequence of events leading up to the attacks with unprecedented clarity. The book also covers the rise of al Qaeda and U.S. preparations and responses to terrorist plots.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809057399
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
192,461
Product dimensions:
6.21(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics.

The artist, Ernie Colón, has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man.

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