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Herblock: The Life and Works of the Great Political Cartoonistby Haynes Johnson
Synopses & Reviews
There was no one like him. Throughout a career spanning seventy-two years and thirteen American presidents, Herblock's spare, folksy cartoons made complex issues seem simple and moral choices clear. Syndicated throughout the country, his cartoons focused on important issues of the time, making Americans take note of the human folly that is politics. Published in conjunction with a Library of Congress exhibition chronicling his life and times, will warm the hearts of all who have followed his work in the past and serve as an introduction of his work to a new generation. It is a celebration of his life that reinforces the importance of editorial cartoons as a vital means for expressing political opinion in America. Haynes Johnson provides a reverent and insightful biography, while Harry Katz places Herblock and his work in context. In addition to more than two hundred fifty cartoons in the text, a DVD containing more than 18,000 cartoons completes the collection.
A celebration of the man and his work, including a DVD with 18,000-plus cartoons.
Throughout a career spanning 72 years and 13 American presidents, Herblock's cartoons made complex issues seem simple and clear. This reverent and insightful biography places the artist and his work in context. Includes a DVD with more than 18,000 cartoons.
About the Author
Herbert Block, commonly known as Herblock (1909--2001), was an American editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentary on national domestic and foreign policy from a liberal perspective.Harry L. Katz is the former head curator of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress and the author of Baseball Americana and Herblock. He lives in Del Mar, California.Haynes Johnson is the author of Divided We Fall: Gambling with History in the Nineties. He lives in Washington, DC.
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