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Product Details

  • Series: Doonesbury Collection
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (May 11, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740791966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740791963
  • ASIN: B004Q7E284
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,489,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

2010 marks the 40th year since G. B. Trudeau began drawing Doonesbury. The strip has angered, irritated, and rebuked every president since Nixon. He and his family live in New York.

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G. B. Trudeau's Doonesbury has tracked and explored 40 years of American culture through six wars and eight presidential administrations.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Carter on October 7, 2010
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Trudeau picks a subject that is NOT funny, only in his hands it is very funny. Traumatic Brain Injury, the bane of the mideast wars, is way too serious a subject to leave to the military to explain and we all need to know about it. Who better to inform us than the man who for 40 years informed us about what is really going on in the US, Washington, D. C., and the world.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frederick Norwood on August 21, 2010
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I recommend this book even for people who don't usually read comics. It's a great story about the problems of wounded vets, told with realism and humor and not a drop of maudlin sentimentality.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2010
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SIGNATURE WOUND: ROCKING TBI is the last part of a trilogy of "Doonesbury" books focusing on the impact of combat on American soldiers in Iraq. The first two books in the series focus on B.D. a long-standing featured "Doonesbury" character who lost his leg to a rocket-propelled grenade. In SIGNATURE WOUND, the storyline focuses on a new character to the "Doonesbury" universe, Leo "Toggle" Deluca, a member of B.D.'s company. Toggle gets blown up by a vehicle born improvised explosive device (VBIED) after being distracted while listening to heavy metal music. His life is saved but he loses an eye, is left with aphasia, and finds himself trying to recover from the traumatic brain injury (TBI) that the explosion gives him. B.D. flies to Washington until Toggle recovers. Later, Toggle returns home and begins a serious Facebook relationship with a MIT student named Alex Doonsebury that turns into the real thing.

I read "Doonesbury" in the newspaper, but I don't enjoy many of the storylines in the strip. The SIGNATURE WOUND storyline is one that I actually did really enjoy. "Toggle" is a great character and I'm glad that Trudeau has decided to make Toggle a featured character instead of a secondary one. SIGNATURE WOUND provides a semi-realistic look at what a battle-worn soldier with TBI goes through, done in a moving, non-sentimental way that isn't preachy. I kind of wish more of "Doonesbury" strips were like that.

It should be noted that the author proceeds from the sale of this book benefit Fisher House, a program that helps provides military families a place to stay nearby the places where their injured military family member is recovering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory G. Ginnane on April 4, 2013
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I love Doonesbury, but this is virtually unreadable in the digital book version.
Very poorly executed to digital, too small to read on my kindle.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Herbert on February 21, 2013
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Gary Trudeau shows a very good understanding and insight into the problems modern-day vets face. This book was excellent for shining a little light on the issues with TBI. The other volumes in this series were equally good identifying a fw of the issues OIF and OEF vets face on their returns home. What better tribute to our service members?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Guild TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 30, 2010
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Trudeau rises above the politics of war and deals with the reality of the consequences of injuries that are incurred in war.All the thoughts about the validity of conflicts are not the issue here.What is,is the long journey to recovery faced by those who suffer a variety of injuries,both physical and mental.Those who volunteered,in the prime of their life,and who are injured,face a whole new life and reality,on their road to recovery.Society owes such a debt ,almost unimaginable,to those who have fought so that others may retain their freedom.Not much is made of this in the press,but Trudeau has used his talents and his strip to help morally and financially to repay and help in making life easier for these heros.
Trudeau's efforts reminds me of the words of Winston S Churchill about WWII;

"Never have so many, owed so much, to so few."
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