Dr Seuss goes to war
Richard H Minear
For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvellous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Few know Geisel's work as a political cartoonist during the Second World War for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these marvellous cartoons, Geisel captured the spirit of the time - especially the attitudes of the New Deal liberals who read PM. Dr. Seuss Goes to War features large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel's cartoons from this time. The cartoons savage Hitler, Japan, Mussolini, and isolationist leaders such as Charles Lindbergh. They pressure readers to give full support to the war effort, put up with shortages, buy U. S. savings bonds, and help control inflation. They are sharply critical of anti-Semitism and anti-black racism and, shockingly, undeniably racist in their portrayal of Japanese Americans.
Soft cover, full page black & white illustrations, 272 pages.