Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography

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Harper Collins, Oct 7, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 704 pages

Charles M. Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the least understood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of the brilliant, unseen man behind Peanuts: at once a creation story, a portrait of a native genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination. Schulz and Peanuts is the definitive epic biography of an American icon and the unforgettable characters he created.

 

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User Review  - dasam - LibraryThing

A fascinating biography of an enigmatic man. Peanuts stands on its own as in many ways universal in its messages and experiences. But seeing how the biography of Schulz intersects with and influences ... Read full review

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I've liked Peanuts for a long time, but didn't really know much about Charles Schulz. I enjoyed learning about his early life and how he came to cartooning/comics. The middle of his life made me ... Read full review

Contents

Sparky
3
RelatIves
9
The Art of BarberInG
28
East Comes West
37
SON OF
51
DIsGuIsed
53
OrdInary Joes
72
SpIke and The GanG
84
Peanuts Inc
265
The Call of CalIfornIa
287
Coffee Lane
318
Gospel
346
The DawnInG of the AGe
364
ZENITH
401
A Good Man
403
Arena
420

Class of One
94
Alone
114
19431945
131
MIDDLE WEST
157
BreakInG the Ice
159
Heads and BodIes
181
FaIth
190
Redheads
202
SaGa
224
PUSHING WEST
239
To the RockIes
241
DoGhouse
464
HappIness
483
EMPIRE OF
499
Poor Sweet Baby
501
Plush
523
StIll LookInG
536
DaIlIes Done
557
AcknowledGments
567
Source Notes
573
Index
633
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David Michaelis is the author of two bestselling biographies, including N. C. Wyeth (available from Harper Perennial), which won the Ambassador Book Award for Biography and Autobiography, given by the English-Speaking Union of the United States. He lives in New York City.

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