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Best editorial cartoons of the year
Brooks, Charles.
2001 edition.
Publication Information:
Gretna, LA. : Pelican Pub. Co., [2001]

Physical Description:
206 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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E839.5 .B45 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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A presidential election like no other, a successful bid for the UnitedStates Senate by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and the closing monthsof the Clinton administration all provided abundant material in 2000 foreditorial cartoonists to perpetuate their art.The once simple task of counting votes was transformed into a nightmarein the Florida recount. Cartoonists, of course, zeroed in on what quicklybecame a sideshow, exposing human foibles and frailties and partisanposturing wherever they found it.This 29 th edition includes the best works of some 160cartoonists on those and other issues that made headlines during the year.In addition to politics, targets included crime, gun control, theskyrocketing economy, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East. It alsofeatures a special tribute to famed comic strip and editorial cartoonistJeff MacNelly who died during the year.

Reviews 2

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.