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Best editorial cartoons of the year
1999 edition.
Publication Information:
Gretna, LA. : Pelican Publishing Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
206 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
"A pictorial history of the year."--T.p. verso.
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E839.5 .B45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The twenty-seventh volume of this acclaimed series encapsulates the history-making events of 1998 in more than 400 cartoons by top editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages.President Bill Clinton, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr dominated the news-and the attention of editorial cartoonists-throughout 1998, but others drew (pun intended) attention as well. Retired House Speaker Newt Gingrich and wrestler-turned-governor Jesse Ventura became prime targets for pens and brushes throughout the country, while John Glenn, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire provided opportunities to laud, rather than lampoon.Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, these best editorial cartoons of 1998 feature the year's Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and Fischetti Award winners among its more than 180 cartoonists.

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Booklist Review

Many of us would rather forget 1988 ever happened, much less see it immortalized in print. And no wonder. What with the seemingly endless presidential campaign, the drought, and the ongoing brouhaha in the Middle East to keep us on our toes, it would be an understatement to say that the previous year had its difficult moments. Fact is, though, difficult moments make for good copy--or, in this case, good editorial cartoons. Here, a bevy of American and Canadian cartoonists take on the issues of the day with their usual uncanny knack for getting to the heart of the matter with a few trenchant scribbles and a whole lot of irreverent insight. A journey through these pages will raise smiles, draw tears, even elevate the blood pressure a notch or two; what it won't do is bore. --Steve Weingartner

School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-The Pulitzer Prize and other annual award winners for editorial cartoons open this collection of 425 images. Despite the cover art depicting History reminding us not to repeat the events of September 11, 2001, the cartoons are a visual year in review from 2006 publications. Provocative and challenging, they are laid out in thematic groups and reflect a balance of political views. Topics include presidential politics, elections, global warming, and bird flu. Both national and international issues are covered. A brief context for each theme is presented; however, the editor does not provide analysis or interpretation of individual entries. A list of past award recipients is included. This collection has great potential to enrich government or current-events curricula, but as an annual, it may not be practical for smaller collections.-Meg Canada, Hennepin County Library, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.