Herblock: the life and work of the great political cartoonist
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, Herblock 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.
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The only bad thing about this book is that we have changed so little in the last 60 years. Cartoons Herblock drew in 1930, 1940, 1950 and beyond are still relevant today. Herblock was a genius. If only we'd listened to him more. Read full review