Take 139 leading editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada, inspire their creative talents with the major political issues of 1973, and the result is this provocative pictorial history of one of the Twentieth Century’s most tumultuous years.
This, the second volume of the series, features the graphic commentary of virtually every major editorial cartoonist working in North America today, including twelve Pulitzer Prize winners. Topics range from Watergate, the energy crisis, and America’s returning POWs, to a score of other events and issues.
The 375 editorial cartoons contained in this work—at once biting, perceptive, and humorous—represent the most outstanding examples of the art from a variety of media—newspapers, magazines, television, and cartoon syndicates—and reflect a broad range of political thought and conviction. Liberal and conservative, radical and middle-of-the-road—virtually every political philosophy finds expression within these pages.
The revelations of Watergate, of course, provided a fertile field of ideas for every editorial cartoonist during 1973, and some of this year’s outstanding works focused upon this and related topics. Many other issues, however, also claimed the attention of the general public and of editorial cartoonists as well: the emotion-packed return of hundreds of American POWs following years of imprisonment in North Vietnamese jails; the new war in the Middle East; President Nixon’s battles with Congress and the press; the precedent-setting resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew; and a new trend in U.S. Supreme Court decisions concerning obscenity and pornography.
About the Editor
Series editor Charles Brooks is past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and was a cartoonist for the Birmingham News for thirty-eight years. He has received thirteen Freedom Foundation awards, a National VFW Award, two Vigilante Patriot awards, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning.
BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR
Edited by Charles Brooks
Foreword by Newbold Noyes
150 pp.379 Illus. Index
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