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Product Details

  • Series: Best Editorial Cartoons
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing; 2005 edition (February 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589802845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589802841
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,791,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"A good overall look at the history of the previous year..." -- Hollywood Inside Syndicate

"A ‘must’ addition to high-school, college, university, or public library system collections." -- --Midwest Book Review

"If you are a fan of political cartoons or cartooning in general, this series is well worth following regularly." -- --Hogan’s Alley

"These collections have several values: they identify what was what in a particular when..." -- –Book Notes, East Texas Historical Association

From the Publisher

Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year’s major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists.

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Thus they make us THINK!
Chris Wood
There is indeed humor, as this collection so well shows, in the foibles of our political life.
David Feldstein
From 1972 to 2008; "The Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year" are THE books on this subject.
Philip S. Wolf

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Wolf on January 26, 2008
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As a cartoonist for a small town newspaper somewhere in the mountians of California, every year I purchase: "Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year".

The 2008 edition is aother outstanding volume, and full of wonderful political insight from the year 2007. This series spotlights the best of the best, and they are here: Walt Handelsman, Jimmy Margulies, Mike Peters and Dick Locher. Over 100 other great cartoonists are featured in the pages of this book, and I cannot recommend this series highly enough. This is the Bible of the very best political cartoons of the year, and it is as entertaining as it is educational.

Subjects included in this 2008 edition include: The Presidential Campaign, The Bush Administration, The Economy, Crime and Entertainment. From Dick Cheeney to Britney Spears, nobody is safe from the wrath of these cartoonists. The Iraq War, gas prices and immigration are all under attack in the pages of this book.

From 1972 to 2008; "The Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year" are THE books on this subject. And if: "The Daily Show" is must-see viewing in your home, this book belongs on your bookshelf as well.
FIVE STARS !!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Feldstein on May 17, 2008
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Since the 1980's I have purchased this book. Each year I find it rewarding. I am disturbed at the fact that too many papers do not have regular cartoonists. They are valuable and needed. There is indeed humor, as this collection so well shows, in the foibles of our political life. If you don't have it, buy it. Better still, try to get your library to get this and past issues. It is a valuable resource.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Opa Jim C on February 12, 2009
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Read a few pages at a sitting. They seem to get better and better.
I recomend this book for all who have an open mind. JBC
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reading Junkie VINE VOICE on February 9, 2009
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Another solid collection of political cartoons, as edited by Charles Brooks. Many of the cartoons deal with our historic election of Barack Obama as our president. Also covered are Hillary Clinton, the war in Iraq, "W," etc.

My only complaint? I wish there would be more cartoons present in these books. I love editorial cartoons, and this book could be double the size and I'd still want more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marvin Dean Cox on March 11, 2013
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The best editorial cartoons. While most editorial cartoons are liberal, the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year series presents a more balanced compilation of the political and topical editorial cartooning.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike on December 26, 2012
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I have collected this book for a long time and enjoy the editorial cartoons of the year. These cartoons are able to give a message without much space and it is a time machine later when remembering the past.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 3, 2004
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Compiled and organized by Charles Brooks, Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year 2004 Edition is the Pelican Publishing Company's latest annual anthology of editorial cartoons. Here is a very highly recommended compilation of political cartoons which are keenly in touch with the current pulse of modern history. Featuring the black-and-white work of award winning cartoonists, along with a very brief recap of the current events directly relevant to each section of cartoons preceding the wry masterpieces themselves, Best Editorial Cartoons Of The Year 2004 Edition is as much a classic as the preceding volumes in this outstanding series and extremely difficult to put down once it's picked up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JUDY on May 4, 2013
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This was a gift I get someone every year, It's great!
We leave it on a table in our family room, so anyone can pick it up and laugh too.
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