The third volume of this acclaimed series offers a sobering look back at the history-making events of 1974. Often humorous, sometimes poignant, and always interesting, these cartoons are guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings as you turn the pages.
The energy crisis, Watergate, and rampant inflation combined to create hard times for the average American, but a wealth of material for editorial cartoonists. Busing in Boston, nuclear bombs in India, and trouble in Britain also added to an already very eventful year. Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, these best editorial cartoons of 1974 feature the year’s Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and Sigma Delta Chi Award winners among its numerous contributors.
About the Editor
Charles Brooks (1920-2011) compiled and edited every volume in this series from its inception forty years ago. Brooks was a past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and was a cartoonist for the Birmingham News for nearly four decades. He received thirteen Freedom Foundation Awards, a National VFW Award, two Vigilante Patriot Awards, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning.
BEST EDITORIAL CARTOONS OF THE YEAR
Edited by Charles Brooks
Forewords by Barry Goldwater and Hubert Humphrey
HUMOR / Topic / Political
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartooning
160 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
388 illus. Index
ISBN: 9781565545120 pb (F)