Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life

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Macmillan Pub., 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 372 pages
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"[Title] tells of the remarkable career that has spanned the era from Roosevelt to Clinton. Herb Block opposed isolationism before World War II; warned of nuclear hazards in the '40s; opposed McCarthyism in the '50s and racism in the '50s and '60s; and zeroed in on Watergate in the '70s and Iran-contra and other Reagan-Bush scandals in the '80s...first-hand account of the life and times of the foremost American political cartoonist of this century. It includes autobiographical anecdotes written with humor, notes on personalities and strong opinions by 'The Washington Post's' widely syndicated cartoon commentator." -- Jacket.

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Block—a.k.a. ``Herblock''—is a national institution. His drawings—appearing in The Washington Post since 1945—have been cited as factors in the discrediting of McCarthyism (a word he invented ... Read full review

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In an era when small-time actors, minor sports figures, and a succession of shady characters distinguished only by appearances on talk shows feel entitled to tell us their life stories, it is ... Read full review


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Herbert Block, commonly known as Herblock (1909 2001), was an American editorial cartoonist and author best known for his commentary on national domestic and foreign policy from a liberal perspective.

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