The insightfully selected cartoons alone are worth the book.
(Kathleen Hall Jamieson)
Lamb's research, however, pays off in his enlightening history of cartooning, loaded with entertaining incidents beyond the well-known.
(James Poniewozik Bookforum
If political cartoonists were to draw Chris Lamb, it might be as their knight, charging into battle.
(Nina C. Ayoub Chronicle of Higher Education
[Lamb's] book is passionately argued...and the dozens of reproductions are fantastic.
A book that will serve as a wake-up call to those who refuse to acknowledge the diminution of freedom of expression and democratic ideals in the U.S....Essential
A thoughtfully composed and well-illustrated investigation of the role of those who serve as society's watchdogs.
An important step forward for scholarship concerning editorial cartooning.
(David W. Park Political Communication
Lamb's book is a welcome look at a type of journalism that is given extraordinary latitude.
(H.J. Kirchhoff Globe and Mail
Judiciously balancing the mission of American editorial cartoonists with the restraints imposed by their editors and publishers, shrinking opportunities in print journalism, and public censorship in times of crisis, Professor Lamb has produced a volume rich in its insights and perspectives.
(Roger A. Fischer, author of Them Damned Pictures
and professor emeritus of history, University of Minnesota-Duluth)