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The Cartoon Century: Modern Britain through the Eyes of its Cartoonists Paperback – 7 May 2009


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905211600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905211609
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1.9 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 135,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This gripping collection offers a revealing snapshot of Britain from the death of Queen Victoria to Blair's pratfall in Iraq" (Observer)

"A handsome opus ... pages dazzle visually with a plethora of last century's oft-forgotten follies ... as commendable as it is necessary" (Morning Star)

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The first history of modern Britain told through contemporary cartoons - expanded and updated for the new paperback edition.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. A. Walker on 4 Feb. 2008
Format: Hardcover
I note a previous reviewer commented that this would be a good book 'for teaching kids'. He misses the true value of this book - it teaches adults! Cartoons are useful in not only teaching history, but also the social mores and attitudes of the society which produced them. Books like Benson's '20th century' have great and intrinsic value in history, politics, international relations, sociology, language and literature etc. So much more than simply 'teaching kids' history. This book is to be commended to any student of any of these disciplines as a fine example of the analysis of the cartoonists' art.
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By G. Findlay on 26 Aug. 2010
Format: Hardcover
A brilliant book. If you enjoy the art of political cartoons and satire then buy this right away. You'll never tire of this book and will dip in again and again. It's a great historical document too.
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By Geraldine Hansome on 22 Jun. 2012
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This book is informative and a good read. It arrived promptly and fitted with what my husband required. Sorry I cant think of anything else to say about this product
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 Oct. 2007
Format: Hardcover
To what many would seem like a strange type of book, for those interested in social history and is the type of person fascinated with the history of the last century then this is going to make an ideal book to buy. Whilst we've all sat down and watched films like Titanic, within the pages of this book, includes cartoons that appeared within the papers of the day that brought the aspect of the common man to the fore. A wonderful book to look through as well as one that will not only provide interest for the year of birth for those in the last century its something that I believe is going to be a wonderful tool for teaching history to kids and provide a wonderful social history for all.
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By Nanooks on 12 Sept. 2014
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Good source of historical interest, from the cartoonist point of view.
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