by Joe Sacco


Hardcover, 191 pages, Metropolitan Books, List Price: $29 | purchase

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The cartoonist creator of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Footnotes in Gaza presents a journalistic collection on the sidelines of wars around the world that includes articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States, illuminating such subjects as the Caucasus widow trials, the dilemmas of India's "untouchables" and the smuggling tunnels of Gaza.

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Sacco is a graphic artist who is also a journalist. For many years he has been traveling to the hotspots of the world: Iraq, Gaza, Bosnia, Chechnya. He takes photos that he uses as the basis for his drawings of real people like soldiers and refugees, caught in desperate situations. Ulin says there is something very interesting about the way Sacco uses the graphic images to put readers immediately into the story. It is, Ulin says, subjective journalism, but it's "subjective participatory

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