Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel


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The bestselling treasure trove of World War II political cartoons by Dr. Seuss. 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 Prize-winner Art Spiegelman's introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time. 200 black-and-white illustrations.

Author Biography: One of the country's leading historians of Japan during World War II, Richard H. Minear is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is also the author of Victor's Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial. Art Spiegelman is a writer and cartoonist, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565845657
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.41(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 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
Concluding Thoughts
Acknowledgments and Sources
Chronological Listing of Cartoons

What People are Saying About This

Brian M. Raftery

This is scathing, fascinating stuff, and with Minear's commentary, it provides a provocative history of wartime politics.
—Brian M. RafteryEntertainment Weekly, , 5 November 1999

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Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
wfzimmerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A really cool book. Dr. Seuss's drawings look the same when he is drawing Hitler as when he is drawing Horton or the Cat in the Hat. It's also gratifying that Seuss was so right so early about the Fascist threat...
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EmilMusil More than 1 year ago
I am a descendant of German blood and an avid WW2 fan and finding this book made my day. I cannot think of anyone I would rather have spin Hitler than Dr. Seuss. It is one of my favorites. With a fox or in a box, this is it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this book is great, (a real extencive review isn't it)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book really shows a different side of Dr. Seuss. I loved the book. I remember reading Green Eggs and Ham and also The Cat in the Hat. What a difference