Footnotes in Gaza

Footnotes in Gaza

by Joe Sacco


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ISBN-13: 9780805092776
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 593,415
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joe Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is the author of, among other books, Palestine, which received the American Book Award, and Safe Area Goražde, which won the Eisner Award and was named Time magazine's best comic book of 2000. His books have been translated into fourteen languages and his comics reporting has appeared in Details, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and Harper's. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Footnotes in Gaza 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
yeremenko on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is one of the best books I have read. Sacco's art tell the stories of two horrible events from early in the Israel Palestine conflict. His technique is to show the painstakingly difficult path a journalist must follow to do a good job. The graphic format effectively shows more than it tells. There is an almost perfect balance between history and the current situation in Gaza. Some supporters of Israel call the book biased, but Sacco goes to great lengths to show how he gathered his information and how he often omitted details, usually more damning to Israel as unreliable. He paints a sympathetic picture of Palestinians, that is true, but he also points out the misconceptions and propaganda that influence their thoughts.
grheault on LibraryThing 5 months ago
There's no such thing as a straight story in this war or any other. Footnotes is a snippet of an atrocity that did happen. Whatever the truth, sad to say, it no longer shocks. I wish it did. For those who were there I am sure it festers. An old story, ongoing story. Excellent work, unsung digging, labor of love.
JonathanGorman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Really powerful book. Something about the graphic medium makes works like this more bearable than actual photographs of the incidents. It allows the reader enough time to gain empathy rather than be immediately repelled by gore.
timtom on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A disturbingly powerful document on the endless Palestinian conflict, Footnotes in Gaza takes war journalism to another level. During several months in the Palestinian refugee camps of Rafah and Khan Younis, in the Gaza strip, Joe Sacco tried to shed light on a violent side episode of the 1956 Suez Crisis. This book is not only the story of these tragic events but also the story of the author's struggle to piece together countless eyewitness accounts. Parallels between the situation of the Gaza strip in 1956 and in the present become evident.The result is a black and white work of art, a "graphic history" of cinematographic aesthetics and precision.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I have said about other of Sacco's GNs dealing with the Palestinians, A HALF TRUTH IS A WHOLE LIE. Once again, Sacco depicts  the Palestinian Arabs as the hapless victims of Israeli brutality.In this book, at  least Sacco includes some Israeli POV, which he relegates to text in the back of the GN. I think he knows full well that such text has a considerable chance of being ignored as "fluff" by the GN reader, and hence to be left not read. Sacco's lauding of the rabid dog Nasser is a disgrace.  The alleged human named Nasser was a authoritarian,  and a war monger who partially blocked Israel's access to the red sea.  Sacco, try writing something balanced.  Three stars given for fine writing and illustration. NOTHING given for fair reportage.
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