Uncle Sam

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DC Comics, 1998 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 110 pages
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With dynamic painted art by Alex Ross, 'Uncle Sam' is the story of a star-spangled vagrant guided by the voices in his head and his own fractured memories. Absorbed by history-travelling visions of America's dark past, Uncle Sam struggles to piece together the scattered clues of his own experiences in this deep and thoughtful look at America's checkered past.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A disturbingly honest history of the United States', faults, follies, and all, as told by and through Eisner's World War II superhero Uncle Sam. The best writing comes near the end: "I tried my best ... Read full review

UNCLE SAM

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This truly subversive graphic novel—more explicitly radical than anything else from DC Comics in recent memory—almost makes up for the years of muscular patriotism and jingoistic violence that have ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Alex Ross was born in 1968. He attended St. Alban's School in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Harvard University in 1990. It was there that he studied under composer Peter Lieberson and was a D.J. on the classical and underground rock departments of the college radio station. He earned a Harvard A.B. in English summa cum laude for a thesis on James Joyce. From the years, 1992-1996, Alex Ross was a music critic at the New York Times. He also wrote for the New Republic, Slate, and The London Review of Books. In 1993 he started contributing to The New Yorker and became a staff writer in 1996. In 2007 his released his first book in the U.S. entitled The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900. This book received widespread crritical praise in the U.S. and earned a National Book Critics Circle Award, a spot on New York Times list of the ten best books of 2007, and a finalist citation for the Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction. His second book - Listen to This- was published in September 2010. Alex Ross has also received a Holtzbrink fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.

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