Maus a Survivors Tale And Here My Troubles Begin

Maus a Survivors Tale  And Here My Troubles Begin
Author: Art Spiegelman
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0780744179
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Release: 1992-09-01
Editor: Pantheon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The continuation of Spiegelman's story of his father's life as a concentration camp survivor. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Spiegelman balances flashbacks of his father's harrowing Holocaust experiences with scenes of the present.

Stuck Rubber Baby

Stuck Rubber Baby
Author: Howard Cruse
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1848568916
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Titan Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 1960s American South a young gas station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the army draft for admitting 'homosexual tendencies' and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break free from conformity through civil rights activism, folk music and attending gay-friendly nightclubs.

Love Expressed

Love  Expressed
Author: Tristan Sherwin
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781512715859
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Release: 2015-10-23
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You may be looking at the back of this book, watching as someone else is reading it—a book entitled: Love: Expressed. And you’re thinking, ‘They must have issues.’ So to help them out for a moment: This isn’t another one of those ‘self-help’ manuals. This isn’t a book about romance and sex, or feelings and cuddles. This isn’t a guidebook offering relationship advice, giving tips on how to find ‘love’ and ‘look after’ it. In those senses, this isn’t even a book about love. It’s a book about life—every part of it. About how it should be lived, how it should be explored, how it should be expressed. This is a book about meaning, about life’s trajectories. It’s about God. It’s about you. It’s about them. In that sense, this is all about love. But if I could capture here what I mean by ‘love’ in that sense, I wouldn’t have needed to write a book. “Tristan Sherwin has written a smart and beautiful book showing us that Jesus Christ is the love of God expressed as a human life. This is the life we are called to imitate; this life of love is what we are made for.” —Brian Zahnd; Author of A Farewell To Mars “Refreshing, authentic, inspiring, and yet practical—Tristan is a breath of fresh air.” —Jeff Lucas; Author, Speaker, Broadcaster “Love: Expressed is a work of dirt-under-your-fingers spirituality.” —Jonathan Martin; Author of Prototype

MetaMAUS

MetaMAUS
Author: Art Spiegelman
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780375423949
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Release: 2011
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New Yorker contributor and co-founder of RAW traces the creative process that went into his Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, revealing the inspirations for his work while providing on an accompanying DVD a reference copy of The Complete Maus and audio interviews with his father.

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry

The Social Scientific Study of Jewry
Author: Uzi Rebhun
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780199380329
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Release: 2014-03-13
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Continuing its distinguished tradition of focusing on central political, sociological, and cultural issues of Jewish life in the last century, this latest volume in the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry series focuses on how Jewry has been studied in the social science disciplines. Its symposium consists of essays that discuss sources, approaches, and debates in the complementary fields of demography, sociology, economics, and geography. The social sciences are central for the understanding of contemporary Jewish life and have engendered much controversy over the past few decades. To a large extent, the multitude of approaches toward Jewish social science research reflects the nature of population studies in general, and that of religions and ethnic groups in particular. Yet the variation in methodology, definitions, and measures of demographic, socioeconomic, and cultural patterns is even more salient in the study of Jews. Different data sets have different definitions for what is "Jewish" or "who is a Jew." In addition, Jews as a group are characterized by high rates of migration, including repeated migration, which makes it difficult to track any given Jewish population. Finally, the question of identification is complicated by the fact that in most places, especially outside of Israel, it is not clear whether "being Jewish" is primarily a religious or an ethnic matter - or both, or neither. This volume also features an essay on American Jewry and North African Jewry; review essays on rebuilding after the Holocaust, Nazi war crimes trials, and Jewish historiography; and reviews of new titles in Jewish studies.

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Author: Alan Moore
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781401296148
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Release: 2018-11-20
Editor: Vertigo
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The seminal graphic novel masterpiece V For Vendetta is available in this new deluxe edition, featuring an essay from writer Alan Moore, sketches from artist David Lloyd and other bonus material! A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V For Vendetta takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil. Written by one of the greatest scribes in the history of the medium, Alan Moore, V For Vendetta is considered not only one of the most important graphic novel works ever, but also one of the great works in fiction. V For Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition brings the groundbreaking title back into hardcover for the first time in years.

Maus

Maus
Author: Art Spiegelman
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9780679406419
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Release: 1997
Editor: Pantheon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its first publication, here is the definitive edition of the book acclaimed as "the most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust" (Wall Street Journal) and "the first masterpiece in comic book history" (The New Yorker). The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. Maus approaches the unspeakable through the diminutive. Its form, the cartoon (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in "drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust" (The New York Times). Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits. This astonishing retelling of our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek but of the children who survive even the survivors. Maus studies the bloody pawprints of history and tracks its meaning for all of us.

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
Author: Stephen Weiner
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781561639465
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Release: 2015-04-01
Editor: NBM Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The popular primer on the best graphic novels, initially called The 101 Best Graphic Novels, is back in its third updated edition. Expert librarian Stephen Weiner—with the crowdsourcing help of professionals in the field, from artists to critics to leading comic store owners—has sifted through the bewildering thousands of graphic novels now available to come up with an outstanding, not-to-be-missed 101. With an all-encompassing variety of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction, this serves as a great introduction to this increasingly influential world of pop culture and entertainment while also serving as a reference list for fans on what they may have possibly overlooked.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box
Author: Hillary L. Chute
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780226099583
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Release: 2014-04-10
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute’s in-depth discussions with twelve of the most prominent and accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute’s subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns, and more. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, and featuring three never-before-published interviews—including the first published conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware—Outside the Box will be a landmark volume, a close-up account of the rise of graphic storytelling and a testament to its vibrant creativity.

Batman Knightfall Vol 1 25th Anniversary Edition

Batman  Knightfall Vol  1  25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chuck Dixon,Doug Moench
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781401293086
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: DC Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inmates of Gotham CityÕs Arkham Asylum are loose, and Batman is in hot pursuit of The Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and more. Pushed to the limit, the Dark Knight comes face to face with Bane, a hyper-pumped-up monstrosity, who delivers a crippling blow that changes BatmanÕs destiny forever. Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 presents the epic battle between Batman and one of his greatest foes of all time, Bane. Part two of a massive nine-volume celebration of the entire Batman: Knightfall saga, this collection follows the story arc begun in Batman: Prelude to Knightfall and features Batman #492-497 and Detective Comics #659-663 along with supplemental character sketches and more.

The Holocaust An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

The Holocaust  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes
Author: Paul R. Bartrop,Michael Dickerman
Pages: 1440
ISBN: 9781440840845
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Release: 2017-09-15
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This four-volume set provides reference entries, primary documents, and personal accounts from individuals who lived through the Holocaust that allow readers to better understand the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution. • Provides an easily readable encyclopedic collection of secondary source materials, such as reference entries, maps, and tables, that offer a breadth of content for understanding the Holocaust • Examines a broad range of themes relating to the Holocaust, enabling readers to consider important questions about the historical experience and its implications for today • Includes two volumes of primary source material that introduce users to the cultural, political, and economic motivations that spurred the Final Solution • Presents memoirs and personal narratives that showcase the experiences of survivors and resistors who lived through the chaos and horror of the Final Solution • Includes a comprehensive bibliography that serves as a gateway to further research

Did Jew Know

Did Jew Know
Author: Emily Stone
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781452129570
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Release: 2013-10-29
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This handy primer on all things Jewish is filled with funny, surprising and informative facts about Jewish life, culture, and religious practice—all presented in an entertaining and witty voice and accompanied by bold illustrations that pack a graphic punch. Jews, lapsed Jews, and their spouses and friends will surely learn a thing or ten while devouring this addictively readable mix of practical information, fun facts and figures, and amusing trivia. Including information on key figures from Saul to Seinfeld, a lesson in proper Jew-fro care, and a basic guide to all those second-tier holidays no one ever celebrates, this engaging compendium is perfect for gifting or for simply learning more while being thoroughly entertained.

Flash by Mark Waid Book One

Flash by Mark Waid Book One
Author: Mark Waid
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781401275600
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: DC Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1990, Mark Waid wrote his first Flash story. Under his keen pen, Wally West, who had already been running in the footsteps of the Flashes who came before him, matured into a Flash in his own right. Waid brought a depth of character to The Flash that changed him for good. As a child, Wally visits his Aunt Iris and her distinctly boring fiancŽ, the perpetually tardy Barry Allen. Things get interesting for Wally, first when he discovers that Barry and The Flash work together, and then when an accident in BarryÕs lab gives him powers just like his heroÕs! Young Wally is quickly in danger-not only from The FlashÕs enemies, but from the side effects of his new powers! This first book in THE FLASH BY MARK WAID series collects THE FLASH #62-68, THE FLASH ANNUAL #4-5, THE FLASH SPECIAL #1 and THE FLASH TV SPECIAL #1.

Famous Immigrant Artists

Famous Immigrant Artists
Author: Adam Furgang
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780766093027
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Release: 2017-12-15
Editor: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The United States has often been described as a melting pot, and many people who have immigrated to the U.S. from other countries in search of the American dream have contributed not just their cultural histories and traditions, but their artistic spirit as well. This book covers important immigrant artists such as the naturalist painter John James Audubon, Superman co-creator Joe Shuster, multimedia artist Yoko Ono, cartoonist Art Spiegelman, and the street artist Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash). Immigrant artists have collectively helped to make America great through their tremendous impact on the visual arts.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Author: Kevin B. Eastman,Peter Laird
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1613777426
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Release: 2013-12-24
Editor: Idea & Design Works Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects eight Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tales selected by Kevin Eastman as some of his personal favorites.

The Rocketeer Cargo of Doom

The Rocketeer  Cargo of Doom
Author: Mark Waid
Pages: 135
ISBN: 9781623022228
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Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cliff Secord and the Rocketeer take to the skies once again as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee spin a yarn in the best tradition of Dave Stevens, bringing us a tale of great adventure, suspense, and humor! A ship docks in Los Angeles harbor from a far-off and exotic locale-with a big, mysterious... and living... cargo! Danger and mayhem abound as our hero leaps into the fray! Plus, the emergence of a lovely new character who will be vying against Betty for Cliff's affections!

Batman Knightfall Vol 2 25th Anniversary Edition

Batman  Knightfall Vol  2  25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chuck Dixon,Doug Moench,Alan Grant
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781401293147
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Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: DC Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The diabolical brute known as Bane has finally defeated Batman and is one step closer to taking control of Gotham City. Without any options left, the Dark Knight must pass his iconic cape and cowl to a worthy ally. A new Batman arrives in Gotham, and his first order of business is to do what Bruce Wayne couldnÕt do himselfÑdefeat Bane. Batman: Knightfall Vol. 2 is part of a nine-volume 25th-anniversary series that revisits BatmanÕs seminal clash with Bane. This volume collects Batman #498-500, Detective Comics #664-666, Showcase Õ93 #7-8 and Batman: Shadow of the Bat #16-18, along with additional material from the creators.

The Lost Art of Reading

The Lost Art of Reading
Author: David L. Ulin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781570617218
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Sasquatch Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reading is a revolutionary act, an act of engagement in a culture that wants us to disengage. In The Lost Art of Reading, David L. Ulin asks a number of timely questions - why is literature important? What does it offer, especially now? Blending commentary with memoir, Ulin addresses the importance of the simple act of reading in an increasingly digital culture. Reading a book, flipping through hard pages, or shuffling them on screen - it doesn't matter. The key is the act of reading, and it's seriousness and depth. Ulin emphasizes the importance of reflection and pause allowed by stopping to read a book, and the accompanying focus required to let the mind run free in a world that is not one's own. Are we willing to risk our collective interest in contemplation, nuanced thinking, and empathy? Far from preaching to the choir, The Lost Art of Reading is a call to arms, or rather, to pages.

Absolute Kingdom Come New Edition

Absolute Kingdom Come  New Edition
Author: Mark Waid
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1401284620
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Release: 2018-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

DC Comics Absolute Editions set the standard for the highest quality, most in-depth presentation of classic graphic novels. Each oversized volume is presented in a slipcase and includes unique additional material making each Absolute Edition a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. The latest Absolute Collection is the classic KINGDOM COME, written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Alex Ross. This riveting story set in the future pits the old guard--Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and their peers--against a new, uncompromising generation of heroes in the final war to determine the fate of the planet. Published to tie-in with the 10th Anniversary of its original publication, ABSOLUTE KINGDOM COME is packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase that features an all-new painted image by Alex Ross, annotations of the entire series, rare art, promotional images, a gallery of DC Direct Kingdom Come products, a feature on the evolution of a story page and much more.

Six Words Memoirs on Jewish Life

Six Words Memoirs on Jewish Life
Author: Larry Smith
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0984735011
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Release: 2012-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The popular Six-Word Memoir(r) project examines a subject bursting with words: Jewish life. With contributions from machers like Larry David, Jonathan Safran Foer, Henry Winkler, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Gary Shteyngart, Maira Kalman, Walter Mosley, Art Spiegelman, A.J. Jacobs and Ed Koch, along with hundreds of first-time writers, Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life offers stories of faith and family, duty and identity, celebration and tsuris that will inform, delight and inspir