Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1974 (Paperback)

by Charles Brooks

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Take 139 leading editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada, inspire their creative talents with the major political issues of 1973, and theresult is this provocative pictorial history of one of the Twentieth Century'smost tumultuous years.This, the second volume of the series, features the graphic commentary ofvirtually every major editorial cartoonist working in North America today, including twelve Pulitzer Prize winners. Topics range from Watergate, the energycrisis, 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 artfrom a variety of media newspapers, magazines, television, and cartoonsyndicates and reflect a broad range of political thought and conviction.Liberal and conservative, radical and middle-of-the-road virtually everypolitical philosophy finds expression within these pages.The revelations of Watergate, of course, provided a fertile field of ideasfor every editorial cartoonist during 1973, and some of this year's outstandingworks focused upon this and related topics. Many other issues, however, alsoclaimed the attention of the general public and of editorial cartoonists aswell: the emotion-packed return of hundreds of American POWs following years ofimprisonment in North Vietnamese jails; the new war in the Middle East;President Nixon's battles with Congress and the press; the precedent-settingresignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew; and a new trend in U.S. Supreme Courtdecisions concerning obscenity and pornography.As in the previous editions, this volume is edited by Charles Brooks, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and winnerof numerous awards for cartooning excellence.

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