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

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A treasure trove of World War II-era political cartoons by the creator of The Cat in the Hat. For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the wonderful stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know Geisel's work as a political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper PM during World War II. In these trenchant cartoons, Geisel captured the Zeitgeist — especially the attitudes of the New Deal liberals who read PM — with signature Seussian flair. Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of almost 200 of the best of Geisel's cartoons from this time. The cartoons savage Hitler, Japan, Stalin, Mussolini, and "isolationist" leaders such as Charles Lindbergh. They exhort readers to give full support to the war effort, put up with shortages, buy U. S. savings bonds, and help control inflation. They are sharply critical of anti-Semitism and anti-black racism — and, shockingly, undeniably racist in their portrayal of Japanese Americans. An introduction and commentary by Richard H. Minear, historian of the era and author of Victors' Justice, place them in context and illuminate the national climate they reflect. Lovers of Dr. Seuss will take renewed delight in his whimsical and imaginative illustrations even as they may be disturbed by the attitudes reflected in some of his work. Those for whom World War II is an abiding passion will find a brand-new look at the war and American involvement. And those concerned with American attitudes--particularly in the press — will find that Dr. Seuss's cartoons of 1941 and 1942 bring back to life the mood and the issues of the day.

Review:

"This is scathing, fascinating stuff, and with Minear's commentary, it provides a provocative history of wartime politics." Margot Mifflin, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"This is scathing, fascinating stuff, and with Minear's commentary, it provides a provocative history of wartime politics." Brian M. Raftery, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"This is a genuine find: A collection of editorial cartoons penned in 1941 and 1942 by Theodor Seuss Geissel — Dr. Seuss — for a short-lived daily newspaper called PM." Stephanie Zacharek, Salon

Review:

"A shocker — this cat is not in the hat!" Studs Terkel

Synopsis:

This volume contains a treasure trove of World War II era political cartoons by the creator of "The Cat in the Hat", as political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper. His remarkable and arresting cartoons exhort readers to give full support to the war effort, put up with shortages, buy US savings bonds, and help control inflation.

Synopsis:

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 Geisels 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 Spiegelmans introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time.

About the Author

One of the countrys 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 Victors Justice: The Tokyo War Crimes Trial. Art Spiegelman is a writer and cartoonist, and author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Maus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565847040
Introduction:
Spiegelman, Art
Publisher:
New Press
Introduction:
Spiegelman, Art
Author:
Geisel, Theodor Seuss
Author:
Seuss, Dr.
Author:
Seuss
Author:
Minear, Richard H.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Form - Cartoons & Comics
Subject:
American wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
United states
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political cartoons
Subject:
Editorial cartoons.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Subject:
Cartoons
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A."<BR>&#151;<I>Entertainment Weekly</I><BR><BR>"V
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 22.5 oz

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Product details 272 pages New Press - English 9781565847040 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is scathing, fascinating stuff, and with Minear's commentary, it provides a provocative history of wartime politics."
"Review" by , "This is scathing, fascinating stuff, and with Minear's commentary, it provides a provocative history of wartime politics."
"Review" by , "This is a genuine find: A collection of editorial cartoons penned in 1941 and 1942 by Theodor Seuss Geissel — Dr. Seuss — for a short-lived daily newspaper called PM."
"Review" by , "A shocker — this cat is not in the hat!"
"Synopsis" by , This volume contains a treasure trove of World War II era political cartoons by the creator of "The Cat in the Hat", as political cartoonist for the New York daily newspaper. His remarkable and arresting cartoons exhort readers to give full support to the war effort, put up with shortages, buy US savings bonds, and help control inflation.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 Geisels 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 Spiegelmans introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time.

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