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  • Issue #1972-1ST
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    1972 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. For the past decade--ten eventful, epochal years--the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year series has become the definitive compendium of leading cartoonists ' views of major national and international issues. Started in 1972, the series has been widely acclaimed as a concise yet far-ranging pictorial history of each year's events. As Publisher's Weekly said, "its a great way to get the gut feeling of a year's history". Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. NOTE: Series skips from 1972 to 1974.

  • Issue #1974-1ST
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    1974 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. This, the second volume of the series, features the graphic commentary of virtually every major editorial cartoonist working in North America today, including twelve Pulitzer Prize winners. Topics range from Watergate, the energy crisis, and America's returning POWs, to a score of other events and issues. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1975-1ST
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    1975 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. 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. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1976-1ST
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    1976 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The people, events, and issues that made headlines in 1975, including the Ford administration, the CIA and FBI, Indira Ghandi, gun control, New York City's financial plight, presidential hopefuls, and the energy crisis. Paperback. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1977-1ST
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    1977 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. This volume highlights such newsworthy events as the presidential election, the Bicentennial celebration, the Olympics in Montreal, the Wayne Hays scandal, swine flu, and the energy crisis. Paperback. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1978-1ST
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    1978 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Combine the wit and insight of more than 130 leading editorial cartoonists from the United States, Canada, and Latin America with the headline-making events of a year filled with controversial issues, and the result is this provocative volume of prickly satire and social commentary. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1979-1ST
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    1979 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Combine the wit and insight of 130 leading editorial cartoonists with the headline-making events of a year filled with controversial issues, and the result is this provocative volume of wry satire and social commentary. This collection of editorial cartoons is a pictorial history of the year's major developments. Included are principal issues such as the Carter Administration, the demise of the environment, the taxpayer's revolt, the test-tube baby, and the election of the first non-Italian pope. These are the best of the best: cartoons that all received acclaim and recognition, and even some that won prestigious awards. This collection represents an artistic time capsule of wit and humor that is sure to keep you laughing. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1980-1ST
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    1980 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1980 edition of the Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Series, which was banned by government authorities at the 1979 Moscow international book fair, contains the best works of some 130 leading editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada and focuses on the twenty-five major news stories of the year. Published each year since 1972, the 1980 edition features a foreword by Democratic senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York who analyzes the reluctance of the Soviet Union to allow its citizens to read such works. "If there be no other value to this new compilation of America's best editorial cartoons," he writes, "let the reader examine it closely to learn precisely what it is that makes the government of a presumed superpower tremble." He observes that, as the Soviets apparently have discovered, "there are few things more subversive than humor." Included among the news stories covered by the cartoonists' works are the holding of American hostages in Iran, the oil crisis, inflation, Supreme Court decisions, and the idiosyncrasies of politicians everywhere. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1981-1ST
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    1981 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The ninth edition of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year follows the same successful format as the previous volumes. Each book not only entertainingly encapsulates the year's history-making events as they happened, but also records for posterity the opinions they generated. James Kilpatrick, nationally syndicated political commentator, in his foreword to this volume, extols the cartoonist's "ability to extract the essence of an idea and to distill it with shutter-speed swiftness into a single drop of critical comment." The 140 contributing cartoonists rained down their "critical comment" in 1980 on the Ayatollah Khomeini, the presidential candidates, the Russian leaders, the voter, the consumer, and all those who peopled the passing scene of 1980 to become tomorrow's history. In the more than 350 cartoons chosen for this volume, the contributors focused their rapier wit on such topics as the Carter-Reagan-Anderson presidential campaign, the Iran-Iraq conflict, the hostage internment, the American Olympic boycott, the Canadian political developments, mounting environmental problems, and spiraling inflation. Editor Charles Brooks is past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and for thirty-eight years was a cartoonist for the Birmingham News. He has been the recipient of thirteen Freedom Foundation Awards, a national VFW Award, two Vigilante Patriot Awards, and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1982-1ST
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    1982 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1982 edition contains more than 360 editorial cartoons reflecting the best efforts of 141 cartoonists, along with an illuminating foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters. He discusses how a cartoonist conceives the ideas for his daily work. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1983-1ST
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    1983 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1983 edition continues the standard of excellence established in previous editions. More than 350 editorial cartoons reflect the best work of 140 cartoonists who focused their sights on the Middle East, Poland, Latin American, Great Britain, Pope John Paul II, the economy, and an array of other issues that made the headlines in 1983. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1984-1ST
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    1984 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1984 edition continues the standard of excellence established in previous editions. More than 350 editorial cartoons reflect the best work of 140 cartoonists who focused their sights on the Middle East, Poland, Latin American, Great Britain, Pope John Paul II, the economy, and an array of other issues that made the headlines in 1984. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1985-1ST
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    1985 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1985 edition continues the standard of excellence established in previous editions. Cartoonists have set their sights on struggles with the economy, the world banking crisis, and foreign policy. The scandal of a dethroned Miss America is illustrated in several pages of cartoons. And the Republicans and the Democrats are at it again as Democrat Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate of a major political party, faces off against her opponent in front of American television audiences. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1986-1ST
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    1986 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1986 edition continues the history of excellence established in previous volumes. This year the cartoonists focus their rapier wit on such topics as the Regan administration, international terrorism, crime, the AIDS scare, airline safety, and national defense issues such as Star Wars. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1987-1ST
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    1987 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 1987 edition focuses on the year's most newsworthy issues, including: the Iran-contra arms scandal; the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster; the Iceland summit and arms control; the war on drugs and mandatory drug testing; the Achille Lauro and other hostage crises; spy networks both national and international; and much more. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1988-1ST
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    1988 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The Iran-Contra hearings, the fire storm of opposition to the appointment of Robert Bork, the defrocking of evangelical leaders, and the Reagan administration. All of these events and dozens more receive the full attention, and sometimes fury, of the nation's cartoonists. Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons fo the Year: 1988 Edition is a must for the political minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1989-1ST
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    1989 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The year 1988 was a bonanza for cartoonists. The long presidential campaign led the news, culminating in the struggle between George Bush and Michael Dukakis for the White House. But that was not the only news. The Midwest drought, the Persian Gulf war, the unrest in Israel, Mikhail Gorbachev's continuing campaign for reform, the Geneva summit meeting and the INF treaty, the Seoul Olympics, and the continuing problem of AIDS all provided material for more than 330 cartoons from the pens of cartoonists in the United States and Canada. Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1989 Edition is a must for the political minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1990-1ST
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    1990 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. With the 20th anniversary of man's first walk on the moon, the 20th anniversary of Woodstock, and the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, 1989 was a year that celebrated history-shaping events. It was a year of discovery as Voyager II surveyed Neptune, and a year of tragedies as the Middle East conflict and airline crashes were continuously in the news. In 1989, the U.S. declared war on drug lords, and Columbian drug lords declared war on their government. Milestones were reached in the Eastern bloc as Poland's Communist party took a backseat to Solidarity, and Mikhail Gorbachev faced independence rallies in Soviet republics. Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran took his last breath just months after he ordered the unconditional execution of best-selling author Salman Rushdie. The abortion controversy challenged the Supreme Court, while the savings and loan crisis and environmental protection occupied the Bush administration. And finally, while congressional ethics were regarded by some to be at an all-time low, Batman paraphernalia was at an all-time high. In short, editorial cartoonists had a wealth of subjects from which to choose. Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1990 Edition is a must for the political minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist. It includes more than 340 cartoons, representing the best works of 160 outstanding cartoonists from the U.S., Canada, and other nations. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1991-1ST
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    1991 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The year 1990 will be remembered for its earth-shattering events. Worldwide tensions were caused by the Iraqui invasion of Kuwait, the destruction of the Berlin Wall resulted in the unification of the two Germanys, and the revolution in Romania ended with the execution of President Nicolae Ceausescu. Nelson Mandela made a historical visit to the United States after his long overdue release from prison in South Africa. The full realization of the staggering cost of the savings and loans bailout began to sink into the nation's consciousness. NASA's string of problems continued with the failure of the Hubble Space Telescope, and new taxes were put into effect to help curb the rising deficit in the U.S. It was the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, and environmentalists were out in full force, while the war on drugs gained strength and the Constitution was continually challenged by such issues as flag burning and abortion. Long considered the most definitive collection of editorial cartoons, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1991 Edition is a must for the politically minded, the history buff, the humorist, and the artist. It includes some 330 cartoons, representing the best works of 150 outstanding cartoonists from the U.S., Canada, and other nations. The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Series has been an important pictorial review of the year's events. Sometimes brilliantly funny, at other times deeply thought-provoking, the cartoons in this volume capture the mood of 1990. As in the previous years, the 1991 volume includes the year's top award-winning cartoons. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1992-1ST
    Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year TPB (1972-Present Pelican) 1992-1ST

    1992 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The heroism of Desert Storm, the disintegration of a once-fearsome Soviet Union, a seemingly unending economic recession, the sinking fortunes of the Bush White House, and rising hopes on the Democratic campaign trail were among the issues that fueled the pens of editorial cartoonists during 1991. Other topics targeted by cartoonists included the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, peace prospects in the Middle East, a check-bouncing U.S. Congress, AmericaĆ¢??s shaky financial institutions, the plight of the poor and the homeless, and the ever-growing menace of crime and drugs. All of these can be found here, weighed, measured, and commented upon by cartoonists representing every political persuasion--the liberal left, the conservative right, and virtually every shading in between. Some 345 editorial cartoons drawn by more than 180 of the leading cartoonists in the United States and Canada are presented in this Twentieth Anniversary volume. This year the front cover cartoon is provided by John Trever, of the Albuquerque Journal, and the back cover cartoon is by David Swann, of the Huntsville (Ala.) Times. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1993-1ST
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    1993 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The heroism of Desert Storm, the disintegration of a once-fearsome Soviet Union, a seemingly unending economic recession, the sinking fortunes of the Bush White House, and rising hopes on the Democratic campaign trail were among the issues that fueled the pens of editorial cartoonists during 1991. Other topics targeted by cartoonists included the Senate confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, peace prospects in the Middle East, a check-bouncing U.S. Congress, AmericaĆ¢??s shaky financial institutions, the plight of the poor and the homeless, and the ever-growing menace of crime and drugs. All of these can be found here, weighed, measured, and commented upon by cartoonists representing every political persuasion--the liberal left, the conservative right, and virtually every shading in between. Some 345 editorial cartoons drawn by more than 180 of the leading cartoonists in the United States and Canada are presented in this Twentieth Anniversary volume. This year the front cover cartoon is provided by John Trever, of the Albuquerque Journal, and the back cover cartoon is by David Swann, of the Huntsville (Ala.) Times. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1994-1ST
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    1994 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The premier works of more than 190 leading cartoonists from the United States and Canada are featured in this edition of Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. The Bill and Hillary health care show, the Clinton administration's missteps in foreign policy and top-level appointments, the hard-earned passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, historic happenings in the Middle East, and a new nationwide emphasis on the role of family in a stable society all attracted the attention and talents of cartoonists representing every political point of view. Included among the 395 cartoons are the winning selections of the major awards for excellence?the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Club Award, the Fischetti Award, the National Newspaper Award, and the National Society of Professional Journalists Award. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1995-1ST
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    1995 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. It is a historical and political look at the year, a gauge of public opinion, a wealth of humor, and a perspec-tive on the issues that may have been overlooked. In Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1995 Edition, the most newsworthy events of 1994 are lampooned or championed by the best cartoonists across the U.S. and Canada. Among other things, this year's edition covers the Clinton Health Care Reform Bill, the O. J. Simpson murder trial, and the United States' involvement in Haiti. President Clinton's health care reform received mixed reviews. Many feared this bill would open the floodgates to too much governmental control and limit the freedom to choose the best health care possible. Others saw Clinton as health care's knight in shining armor, waging a war for those without health insurance. But weighing in at almost one-seventh of the total budget, the bill had little chance of getting through Congress. Cartoonists' reactions ran the gamut from somber to satirical concerning the O. J. Simpson trial. The fact that this event got round-the-clock coverage was of interest, as was the search for unbiased jurors. Although American involvement in Haiti resulted in some bloodshed, Jimmy Carter's emissarial influence helped reinstate a semblance of repre-sentative government in this torn nation. The year had its ups and downs, its expected turns as well as surprises. The twenty-third installment in the series, this collection of the funniest and most memorable cartoons may make you laugh or make you sad but will always make you think. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1996-1ST
    Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year TPB (1972-Present Pelican) 1996-1ST

    1996 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. It is a historical and political look at the year, a gauge of public opinion, a wealth of humor, and, in many cases, a perspective on the issues that may have been overlooked. In Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 1996 Edition, the most newsworthy events of 1995 are lampooned or championed by the best cartoonists across the U.S. and Canada. Among other things, this year's edition covers Whitewater, Travelgate, a balanced federal budget, Bosnia, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The year had its ups and downs, its expected turns as well as surprises. The twenty-fourth installment in the series, this collection of the funniest and most memorable cartoons may make you laugh or make you sad but will always make you think. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1997-1ST
    Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year TPB (1972-Present Pelican) 1997-1ST

    1997 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The year 1997 marked the twenty-fifth installment of this landmark series. Editorial cartoonists from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico capture both the most poignant and politically incorrect moments of 1996. The political conventions and elections of 1996 draw (no pun intended) the fire of many of the cartoonists. The prosecution of O. J. Simpson and the persecution of Richard Jewell are featured prominently in several cartoons. Welfare, the military, crime, sports, and the Olympics are all subjects as well. Pulitzer-prize winners, National Headliners Club winners, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and the Fischetti Award winners are all listed. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1998-1ST
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    1998 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The twenty-sixth volume of this acclaimed series encapsulates the history-making events of 1997 in more than 400 cartoons by the top editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada. 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. With so many presidential scandals in 1997, you couldn't help but laugh. Editorial cartoonists couldn't help but draw (no pun intended) attention to President Clinton's involvement in illegal political fund-raising and in the Paula Jones case. Yet, editorial cartoons don't always criticize or condemn; they sometimes champion or commemorate. The loss of Princess Diana, Mother Theresa, and Red Skelton, to name three, caused editorial cartoonists everywhere to reflect on these personalities' lives and their impact on the world. Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, the Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and the Fischetti Award winners are among the best cartoons of the year. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1999-1ST
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    1999 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The twenty-seventh volume of this acclaimed series encapsulates the history-making events of 1998 in more than 400 cartoons by top editorial cartoonists from the United States and Canada. 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. President Bill Clinton, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr dominated the news?and the attention of editorial cartoonists?throughout 1998, but others drew (pun intended) attention as well. Retired House Speaker Newt Gingrich and wrestler-turned-governor Jesse Ventura became prime targets for pens and brushes throughout the country, while John Glenn, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGwire provided opportunities to laud, rather than lampoon. Running the gamut from scathing to sarcastic to sincere, these best editorial cartoons of 1998 feature the year's Pulitzer Prize, National Headliners Club, National Newspaper Award/Canada, and Fischetti Award winners among its more than 180 cartoonists. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2001-1ST
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    2001 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. A presidential election like no other, a successful bid for the United States Senate by former First Lady Hillary Clinton, and the closing months of the Clinton administration all provided abundant material in 2000 for editorial cartoonists to perpetuate their art. The once simple task of counting votes was transformed into a nightmare in the Florida recount. Cartoonists, of course, zeroed in on what quickly became a sideshow, exposing human foibles and frailties and partisan posturing wherever they found it. This 29th edition includes the best works of some 160 cartoonists on those and other issues that made headlines during the year. In addition to politics, targets included crime, gun control, the skyrocketing economy, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East. It also features a special tribute to famed comic strip and editorial cartoonist Jeff MacNelly who died during the year. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2002-1ST
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    2002 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The terrorist attack of September 11--one of history's blackest days--shook America to its core, but at the same time galvanized an aroused nation to action. Leading editorial cartoonists capture in this volume that swift response--the horror, the grief, the pain, the unity, and, finally, the resolve to crush the scourge of terrorism wherever it exists--with a section of this year's edition devoted to the terrorist attack on America. First published in 1973, Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year annually showcases the talents, viewpoints, and insights of some 175 cartoonists in more than 400 prime examples of their work. Editor of this volume, as for the past twenty-nine editions, is Charles Brooks, former president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and an award-winning cartoonist in his own right. Also included are editorial cartoons highlighting the other major news stories of 2001, such as the continuing turmoil in the Middle East, the faltering economy, the anthrax scare, the administration of George W. Bush, and the Democrats' surprise takeover of the U.S. Senate. The year's major award-winning cartoons are also presented, along with lists of previous prize winners. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2003-1ST
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    2003 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Every year since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for the clarity of their position as well as for their exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year's major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists. This year's edition, covering the events of 2002, features cartoonists' commentaries on all the major news events of the year: George Bush's preparations for war against Saddam Hussein, the worldwide struggle to combat terrorism, the battle for control of the U.S. Congress, the sentencing of former Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, and an economy that continues to sputter. There are also sections devoted to some of the issues we as a nation encounter year in and year out: crime, education, sports, and the environment. Together, whether individual cartoons stand as a biting retort or to rouse support, these assembled cartoons present a view of 2002 that is incisive, memorable, and, more often than not, humorous. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2004-1ST
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    2004 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Every year since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year's major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists. A pictorial history of the year, as seen by more than 180 editorial cartoonists, this 2004 volume offers a variety of viewpoints on such topics as the shock and awe of the war in Iraq, the trials and tribulations of the Bush administration, the parade of the nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, and the triumphs and the tragedies of the world in general. In more than four hundred cartoons, the world's best editorial cartoonists probe, analyze, and assess the people, ideas, and events that made headlines in 2003. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #2005-1ST
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    2005 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The 2004 presidential election was the climax of a year filled with accusations, revelations, hope, terror, and finally, triumph for the incumbent administration. In this thirty-third annual volume, leading editorial cartoonists capture this energized year, one in which even the apolitically bent found themselves unusually motivated and engaged. Over four hundred editorial cartoons by more than 180 editorial cartoonists present a variety of viewpoints on the ever-expansive global war on terrorism, the dramatically contested presidential campaign, the goals, successes, and failures of the Bush administration, and other domestic and international crises and achievements. Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year's major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2006-1ST
    Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year TPB (1972-Present Pelican) 2006-1ST

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    2006 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Provocative and controversial, this collection, edited by Charles Brooks, offers the thirty-fourth edition of the most thought-provoking editorial cartoons of the year. Showcasing a variety of viewpoints, the cartoonists satirize headline-making news that defines and shapes the world. Agree or not, these award-winning cartoons are bound to stir your own emotions and opinions, making Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2006 Edition all the more enjoyable. This edition surveys the mood of the nation on the passing of a pope, a Supreme Court chief justice, and a civil rights icon. As always, the political arena proves fruitful, from antiwar protests to the Bush administration's high and lowlights. Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year's major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2007-1ST
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    2007 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. E. coli, bird flu, and global warming joined terrorism as major threats. President Bush's approval rating plunged as gas prices reached new heights and antiterrorist surveillance came too close to home. More than stars fell after the steroid use in professional athletes was exposed and Pluto's planetary status was revoked. The youth of America edged into obesity, while the elderly were confused by new Medicare plans. Controversial cartoons became a new weapon in the war against terror. Scandals flawed the image of the dominant Republican Party and Dick Cheney's quail-hunting companion made a full recovery. Provocative and controversial, this collection, edited by Charles Brooks, offers the thirty-fifth edition of the most thought-provoking editorial cartoons of the year. Showcasing a variety of viewpoints, the cartoonists satirize headline-making news that defines and shapes the world. Agree or not, these award-winning cartoons are bound to stir your own emotions and opinions, making Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2007 Edition all the more enjoyable. Since 1972, Pelican has presented this diverse compilation of the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, this collection includes the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning artists, the year's major award-winning cartoons, and the best work from Canadian cartoonists. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2008-1ST
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    2008 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. What an exciting year! The 2008 presidential campaign got off to an early start when Democratic candidate Barack Obama forced Hillary Clinton to announce her candidacy earlier than she had planned. In the Republican camp candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and former Law and Order star Fred Thompson verbally spar for the GOP seat. Suddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. Violence in the Middle East reached new levels and subsided again to the lowest levels seen following the Troup surge. There was extraordinary and escalating violence in Darfur. Gas prices and college tuition skyrocketed, while the value of the U.S. dollar plummeted. Controversy swelled over sports personalities Barry Bonds, Michael Vick, and O.J. Simpson as each struggled through convictions of wrong doing. Immigration continued to be a hot-topic of debate as the work on the promised fence along the Mexican border continued to stall. Wildfires, droughts, earthquakes, and tsunamis fueled the increasing controversy about the threat of global warming, which reached celebrity status with Al Gore's documentary. Provocative and controversial, this collection, edited by Charles Brooks, offers the thirty-sixth edition of the most thought-provoking editorial cartoons of the year. Showcasing a variety of viewpoints, the cartoonists satirize headline-making news that defines and shapes the world. Agree or not, these award-winning cartoons are bound to stir your own emotions and opinions, making Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2008 Edition all the more enjoyable. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2009-1ST
    Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year TPB (1972-Present Pelican) 2009-1ST

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    2009 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Provocative, sometimes controversial, and always clever, the more than 400 cartoons by some 160 cartoonists in this collection present the sharpest political and cultural commentary on the year's major newsworthy events. Congressional politics, the war in Iraq, the Olympics, the brutal presidential campaign season, and the historic presidential election of Barack Obama provided ample fodder for the witty wiles of the country's leading cartoonists. From the energy crisis to the mortgage crisis, these cartoons span the spectrum from liberal to conservative and include contributions from outstanding artists, including the recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Headliner Award, and the Herblock Prize. As in any election year, the presidential hopefuls found themselves the objects of the cartoonists' slings and barbs, and this collection exceptionally highlights the ups and downs of each candidate's campaign, from Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin to John McCain, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama. Pelican has presented this compilation of the country's most outstanding editorial cartoons since 1972. Cleverly conceived and exceptionally executed, the pieces in this collection present a panorama of exceptional pictorial digs and gibes inked by the year's finest editorial cartoonists. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2010-1ST
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    2010 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. Full of clever commentary on the major events of 2009, this collection of more than four hundred cartoons covers a range of viewpoints from liberal to conservative. Pulitzer Prize winners and other leading editorial cartoonists cover, among other news, the Obama administration, the staggering economy, government bailouts, and healthcare reform. These controversial subjects are presented with quick wit, sharp observation, and a healthy dose of humor. The year began with one of the worst economic downturns in United States history. Earmarked spending bills and heated town-hall debates nationwide did nothing to ease the country's tension over job losses. Politicians were ever-present in the news as the actions of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, and Governors Rod Blagojevich and Mark Sanford ranged from heroic to criminal. Moreover, in other news, the H1N1 pandemic known as the swine flu killed hundreds of people worldwide, while inadvertently causing pork stocks to plummet. From sports and media to society and foreign affairs, no subject is off limits. All mistakes and failures are fair game because, as often as history repeats itself, there is often someone new to blame for it. This collection of irony and sarcasm disguised as social commentary is filled with an underlying sincerity that will either make you laugh or cry. Either way, 2009 was an interesting year. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.

  • Issue #2011-1ST
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    2011 Edition - 1st printing. Edited by Charles Brooks. The nation's top editorial cartoonists make sure that all of the triumphs and tragedies of 2010 bear representation, including Barack Obama's plummeting popularity ratings and the Tea Party movement. Welcome, yet limited distractions from the state of the economy, were the entertainment industry, sports, the introduction of the iPhone 4, and the ban on Twitter. Rendering some of the most insightful and entertaining commentary of the past year are nationally recognized cartoonists. Their ironic images and satiric sketches also covered major corporations during their fifteen minutes of fame after reports on the GM takeover, the BP oil spill, and the Toyota recalls. From Haiti's earthquake and Tiger Woods' affair to the 9/11 mosque and Sarah Palin's political ambitions, no topic is left untouched. Pelican has presented this compilation of the country's most outstanding editorial cartoons since 1972. Selected for clarity of position as well as for exceptional execution, the featured works are the most outstanding editorial cartoons from publications across the country. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.95.