James Sturm's America: God, Gold, and Golems

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Drawn & Quarterly Publications, Oct 2, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 192 pages

Focusing on less sensational times in U.S. history (non-war and pre-Depression) James Sturm's America draws a portrait of the people and their dreams that make up this country. Comprised of three chapters—"The Revival," "Hundreds of Feet Below Daylight," and "The Golem's Mighty Swing"—the stories grow as the country grows: from pioneers searching for a place to call home to ghost towns gutted by greed and racism to the distractions and fantasies of popular entertainment.

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User Review  - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing

A nice anthology of stories from the gritty underbelly of American history. A few to many crazed and angry facial expressions in the artwork at times, but I don't think realism was intended. Read full review

JAMES STURM'S AMERICA: God, Gold, and Golems

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The interplay of darkness and light distinguishes this three-part graphic narrative that probes the seamier recesses of the American soul.The alliterative subtitle provides an apt description of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

James Sturm is the author of several award-winning graphic novels for children and adults, including Market Day, The Golem's Mighty Swing and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is also the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies and the National Association for Comics Art Educators. He created Adventures in Cartooning with collaborators Alexis Frederic-Frost and Andrew Arnold. Sturm, his wife, and two daughters live in White River Junction, Vermont.

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