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“This is it. On these pages are the drawings and the points that truly make our politics, government, and democracy the enjoyable mess it is. Nobody could have assembled and explained it better and more completely than Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop."

 —Jim Lehrer, PBS NewsHour

About the Author

Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. He worked on the staff of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, as well as an advisor to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He is the author of America’s Political Dynasties, Organizing the Presidency and numerous other publications on journalism and politics.

 



 

 

Sandy Northrop has worked within the Public Broadcasting System for over thirty years. She has produced and edited award-winning television programs on many topics and is a recognized authority on political cartoons.

 

 

 


 

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  • Paperback: 203 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers; Revised edition (December 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412811198
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412811194
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #704,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Berge on August 23, 2011
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If you don't already have Hess & Northrop's "Drawn and Quartered: The History of American Political Cartoons," this will be a valuable addition to your collection. "American Political Cartoons: 1754 - 2010" is an updated version of the 1996 book.

If you do already have "Drawn and Quartered," you will find that image quality is better in the older book. (D&Q is hardcover with glossy paper, so the quality certainly ought to be superior to this softcover edition.)

"American Political Cartoons: 1754 - 2010" doesn't merely add cartoons about the Bush 43 and Obama administrations. The rise of the internet and its challenge to print media was noted in D&Q; the theme is expanded in the new book. Another welcome addition is the attention paid to cartoonists of color. The perspective of female cartoonists is acknowledged in both books.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SC Ball on January 2, 2011
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An amazing and valuable collection. As a history teacher, I can think of no better way to guide students toward understanding and appreciating the essence of the development of American social and political thought than through an a journey such as is presented here. There is a 'street sense' nature to political cartoons that distills the complex into bite-size articulate chunks. This is a well done collection. Enjoy! Well worth the cost of admission.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David Sherman on December 28, 2010
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I used American Political Cartoons as a Christmas present for six friends. They loved it. It's intelligent and clever, covering 200 years of events that shaped America. These are the cartoons I used to clip and stick on my refrigerator. Now I've got them in a book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alan McGee on September 23, 2014
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Cartoons are great but the image quality is atrocious. One can't read the words in many of the cartoons. Most of the pre 1900 cartoons are a mess of fuzziness.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By hyun joo Lee on September 15, 2014
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