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FDR and the New Deal for Beginnersby Paul Buhle
Synopses & Reviews
A profusely illustrated, popularly-written volume with original comic art, "FDR and The New Deal For Beginners" will shed new light upon a story now regaining visibility thanksto the recent economic crisis and prominent reformer, President Obama, in the White House.
The history of the precedent-making FDR administration through the bitter economicdepression, with expansive programs empowering artists and working people, comes alive as the grandest social experiment in the history of American democracy. For the first time, the lives of the president, the first ladyand the ordinary people of the time will be seen through an inventive comic narrative accompanying historic illustrations and a sympathetic but not uncritical text.
About the Author
Paul Buhle, recently retired as a Senior Lecturer at Brown University and winner of a 2010 Eisner Award, has written or edited forty-two books including a series of nonfiction comic art volumes in collaboration with Harvey Pekar (The BeatsandStudents For A Democratic Society); adaptations of works by Howard Zinn (A People's History of American Empire) and Studs Terkel (Studs Terkel’sWorking); and an authorized biography onMad Magazinefounder Harvey Kurtzman (The Art of Harvey Kurtzman). He has also written on a wide range of subjects inThe Nation,The Village Voice,The Chronicle of Higher Educationand theGuardian(UK). He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Sabrina Jones wrote and illustratedIsadora Duncan, A Graphic Biography. She is a longtime editor and contributor to the political comic bookWorld War 3 Illustrated. She has created nonfiction comics forWobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World;Studs Terkel’s Working: A Graphic Adaptation; andMixed Signals, a counter-recruitment tool in comic book form. She lives in Brooklyn and paints scenery for Saturday Night Live.
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