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The Resource Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook : a cartoonist's wartime perspective, Thom Rooke

Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook : a cartoonist's wartime perspective, Thom Rooke

Label
Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook : a cartoonist's wartime perspective
Title
Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook
Title remainder
a cartoonist's wartime perspective
Statement of responsibility
Thom Rooke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1965, Gene Basset, a well-known political cartoonist, was sent to Vietnam by his newspaper publishing syndicate. His assignment: to sketch scenes of the increasingly controversial war in order to help the newspaper-reading public better understand the events occurring in Southeast Asia. In much the same way that M.A.S.H. gave viewers an irreverent, wry view of war and its devastating effects on citizens as well as soldiers, Basset's sketches portray the everyday, often mundane, aspects of wartime with an intimate touch that eases access to the dark subject matter. In this affectionately curated collection, Thom Rooke, author, doctor, and longtime friend of the artist, deftly leads us through more than eighty of Basset's cartoons, organizing his insights according to the well-known stages of grief, from denial to acceptance, and demonstrating how Basset's images convey moments of trauma, coping, and healing. From scenes of American GIs haggling with Vietnamese street vendors to a medic dressing the wounds of a wide-eyed soldier, Basset's endearing sketches and Rooke's friendly prose humanize life during wartime. The seriocomic vignettes and analyses are delivered with wit, compassion, and subtle charm sure to please academic, artistic, and casual readers alike. -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
741.5/69
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1429.B32
LC item number
A4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook : a cartoonist's wartime perspective, Thom Rooke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Denial -- Anger -- Bargaining -- Depression -- Acceptance -- Epilogue: Welcome Home
Control code
5884620
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 109 pages
Isbn
9780815634218
Lccn
2015017970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn908554572
  • (OCoLC)908554572
Label
Gene Basset's Vietnam sketchbook : a cartoonist's wartime perspective, Thom Rooke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-109)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Denial -- Anger -- Bargaining -- Depression -- Acceptance -- Epilogue: Welcome Home
Control code
5884620
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxxiv, 109 pages
Isbn
9780815634218
Lccn
2015017970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn908554572
  • (OCoLC)908554572

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