Dr Seuss Goes to War

Author: Richard H. Minear
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595589903
Release Date: 2013-09-10
Genre: History

For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents "a provocative history of wartime politics" (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s cartoons, alongside "insightful" (Booklist) commentary by the historian Richard H. Minear that places them in the context of the national climate they reflect. Pulitzer Prize–winner Art Spiegelman's introduction places Seuss firmly in the pantheon of the leading political cartoonists of our time.

Dr Seuss Co Go to War

Author: André Schiffrin
ISBN: 1595585451
Release Date: 2011-01-25
Genre: History

Presents the wartime editorial cartoons published in the New York daily newspaper PM, and created by such artists as Dr. Seuss, Saul Steinberg, Al Hirschfeld, Arthur Szyk, Carl Rose, and Mischa Richter.

Wie der Grinch Weihnachten gestohlen hat

Author: Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 3492237223
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Christmas stories

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

Der Kater mit Hut

Author: Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 349224078X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bilderbuch

Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat who shows them some tricks and games.

Der Lorax

Author: Dr. Seuss
ISBN: 3888977592
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Conservation of natural resources

"Der kleine Lorax mit dem grossen Schnurrbart setzt sich entschlossen gegein die Zerstörung einer unberührten Natur ein, in die der gierige, skrupelloseScnhauchstricker-Insudtriallen-Clan eine alles verpestende Fabrik gestellt hat. Er kämpft um den Erhalt der paradiesisch bunten Trüffelbäume, um klare Luft für die singenden Schwippschwäne und um reines Wasser für die summenden Summerfische..."--P. [4] of cover.

Krieg und Literatur War and Literature Vol IX 2003

Author: Claudia Glunz
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
ISBN: 9783899712049
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

English summary: The contributions to this volume range from eye witness reports on 11th September, 2001 back to the wars of the 17th century. The volume includes a study of the mass media presentation of the contemporary myth about the "achievements" of the naval cruiser "Emden" in the First World War, analyses of Max Frisch's "The Chinese Wall" ("Die Chinesische Mauer") and works by Pat Barker. The volume offers a diversity of approaches and nevertheless only represents a small spectrum in the range of possible topics. It is completed by critical reviews of recent publications and a bibliography of academic publications from the year 2005. German & English text. German description: Augenzeugenberichte zum 11. September 2001 und zu den Kriegen des 17. Jahrhunderts spannen den Bogen der Beitrage des vorliegenden Bandes. Eine Untersuchung der massenmedialen Darstellung der Taten des Kreuzers Emden im Ersten Weltkrieg - eine der zeitgenossischen Mythen - steht neben Analysen von Max Frischs Die Chinesische Mauer und den Schriften Pat Barkers. Der Band zeichnet sich durch eine Vielfalt von Ansatzen aus und reprasentiert dennoch nur ein kleines Spektrum der Bandbreite moglicher Themen. Erganzt werden die Beitrage durch Rezensionen zu einschlagigen Neuerscheinungen sowie durch eine Bibliographie wissenschaftlicher Publikationen aus dem Jahr 2005.

Theodor SEUSS Geisel

Author: Donald E. Pease
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199717354
Release Date: 2010-03-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

Dr. Seuss's infectious rhymes, fanciful creatures, and roundabout plots not only changed the way children read but imagined the world. And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, Green Eggs and Ham,The Cat and the Hat, these and other classics have sold hundreds of millions of copies and entertained children and adults for decades. After graduating from Dartmouth, Theodor Geisel used his talents as an ad-man, political provocateur, and social satirist, gradually but irrevocably turning to children's books. Theodor SEUSS Geisel tells the unlikely story of this remarkable transformation. In this compact and engrossing biography, Donald Pease reveals the evolution of Dr. Seuss's creative persona while offering an honest appraisal of his life. The book also features many of Dr. Seuss's lesser-known illustrations, including college drawings, insecticide ads, and wartime political cartoons-all of which offer a glimpse of his early artistic style and the visual origins of the more famous creatures that later populated his children's books. As Pease traces the full arc of Dr. Seuss's prolific career, he combines close textual readings of many of Dr. Suess's works with a unique look at their genesis to shed new light on the enduring legacy of America's favorite children's book author.

Fog of War

Author: Kevin M. Kruse
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199913428
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: History

It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality the momentum for civil rights was not so clear cut, with activists facing setbacks as well as successes and their opponents finding ways to establish more rigid defenses for segregation. While the war set the scene for a mass movement, it also narrowed some of the options for black activists. This collection is a timely reconsideration of the intersection between two of the dominant events of twentieth-century American history, the upheaval wrought by the Second World War and the social revolution brought about by the African American struggle for equality.

Art and War

Author: Laura Brandon
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857732811
Release Date: 2012-11-25
Genre: Art

This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists’ responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists’ portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ‘heroic’ paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso, and the equally oppositional work of Leon Golub, Nancy Spero and others who reacted with fury to the Vietnam War. Laura Brandon pays particular attention to work produced in response to World War I and World War II, as well as to more recent art and memorial work by artists as diverse as Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jar and Maya Lin. She looks finally to the reactions of contemporary artists such as Langlands and Bell to the US invasion in 2001 of Afghanistan and the ‘War on Terror’.

CBS s Don Hollenbeck

Author: Loren Ghiglione
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231516891
Release Date: 2008-10-27
Genre: Performing Arts

Loren Ghiglione recounts the fascinating life and tragic suicide of Don Hollenbeck, the controversial newscaster who became a primary target of McCarthyism's smear tactics. Drawing on unsealed FBI records, private family correspondence, and interviews with Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Charles Collingwood, Douglas Edwards, and more than one hundred other journalists, Ghiglione writes a balanced biography that cuts close to the bone of this complicated newsman and chronicles the stark consequences of the anti-Communist frenzy that seized America in the late 1940s and 1950s. Hollenbeck began his career at the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal (marrying the boss's daughter) before becoming an editor at William Randolph Hearst's rip-roaring Omaha Bee-News. He participated in the emerging field of photojournalism at the Associated Press; assisted in creating the innovative, ad-free PM newspaper in New York City; reported from the European theater for NBC radio during World War II; and anchored television newscasts at CBS during the era of Edward R. Murrow. Hollenbeck's pioneering, prize-winning radio program, CBS Views the Press (1947-1950), was a declaration of independence from a print medium that had dominated American newsmaking for close to 250 years. The program candidly criticized the prestigious New York Times, the Daily News (then the paper with the largest circulation in America), and Hearst's flagship Journal-American and popular morning tabloid Daily Mirror. For this honest work, Hollenbeck was attacked by conservative anti-Communists, especially Hearst columnist Jack O'Brian, and in 1954, plagued by depression, alcoholism, three failed marriages, and two network firings (and worried about a third), Hollenbeck took his own life. In his investigation of this amazing American character, Ghiglione reveals the workings of an industry that continues to fall victim to censorship and political manipulation. Separating myth from fact, CBS's Don Hollenbeck is the definitive portrait of a polarizing figure who became a symbol of America's tortured conscience.

A People s History of World War II

Author: Marc Favreau
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586346
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: History

The most destructive war in human history, World War II continues to generate an astonishingly rich trove of historical material, writings, and first-person recollections, which are essential to any appreciation of this most pivotal of historical events. A People's History of World War II brings the full range of human experience during World War II to life through some of the most vivid accounts and images available anywhere. This concise and accessible volume includes first-person interviews by Studs Terkel; rare archival photographs from the Office of War Information collection; propaganda comics from Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss); narratives of wartime experiences from writers including historian Howard Zinn, civil rights activist Robert L. Carter, and celebrated French author Marguerite Duras; and selections from the writings of some of the world’s leading historians of the war, including John Dower, Philippe Burrin, David Wyman, and Eric Hobsbawm.

Anmerkungen zu Hitler

Author: Sebastian Haffner
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644308817
Release Date: 2013-07-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

«Adolf Hitlers Vater war ein Aufsteiger. (...) Der Sohn begann als Absteiger.» Mit diesen Worten beginnt Sebastian Haffners eindringliches und für seine Originalität wie für seine Klarsicht gleichermaßen gerühmtes Werk über Hitler. Bis heute hat dieses zuerst 1978 erschienene Buch nichts von seiner Bedeutung verloren. Wie keine zweite Darstellung über den Nationalsozialismus leistet ANMERKUNGEN ZU HITLER einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Verständnis deutscher Vergangenheit – und damit auch der Gegenwart. Seinen Autor, der als einer der originellsten Publizisten der deutschen Nachkriegspresse und «kühler Chronist einer bewegten Epoche» (Die Zeit) gilt, hat dieses Buch auf einen Schlag weltberühmt gemacht. Haffners Verdienst ist es, sich Hitler völlig unverstellt genähert zu haben. Schon die Überschriften, die er den einzelnen Kapiteln seiner ANMERKUNGEN gegeben hat, zeugen davon: «Leben», «Leistungen», «Erfolge», «Irrtümer», «Fehler», «Verbrechen», «Verrat». Und Haffner war es, der an einer der dunkelsten Gestalten deutscher Geschichte vorgeführt hat, dass es eben nicht einen zwangsläufigen Gang der Geschichte gibt, der unausweichlich in die Katastrophe mündet, sondern dass es immer Menschen und Persönlichkeiten sind, die den Gang der Geschichte beeinflussen und auf die es ankommt – im Guten wie im «Bösen». Allen, die es noch nicht kennen oder die es jetzt wieder lesen, sei die Empfehlung Guido Knopps mit auf den Weg gegeben: «Der Vorteil dieses Buches liegt vor allem darin, dass es keine weitere Biographie ist. Auf 200 Seiten über Hitler zu schreiben, groß bedruckt und ohne Fußnoten, das macht den Blick frei für Hauptsache und Hauptlinien. Das lädt ein zur sofortigen Gesamtlektüre.»

A Tragedy of Democracy

Author: Greg Robinson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520126
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: History

The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und