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After 9/11: America's War on Terror (2001- )

by Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón

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This follow-up to the successful adaptation of the 9/11 Report falls flat. The chronology is incredibly hard to follow. Seemingly irrelevant details are thrown in (did Ronald Reagan or Pope John Paul II's deaths really impact the "War on Terror"?). Basic facts are completely wrong (Hurricane Katrina did not make landfall on August 7). There's no cohesion at all.

But most frustrating is the lack of consistency in the artwork. Sometimes people are drawn life-like, while other times those same people are drawn as if they were cartoons. It might be understandable if, say, President Bush was always lampooned by being drawn as a cartoon, but the book seems to switch from one style to another -- sometimes even on the same page -- without any obvious reason. It's too bad, as the first book was well worth reading, but this one isn't. ( )
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The American Enterprise Institute, April 15, 1994: "Do you think the U.S. or U.N. forces should have moved into Baghdad?" No.
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Having made The 9/11 Commission Report understandable for everyone, the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón use all their considerable talents to explain the post-9/11 world. Working from news reports drawn from multiple international media, Jacobson and Colón depict the critical events, decision makers, and consequences of America's "war on terror," and, most important, the context in which the war began, unfolded, and unraveled. The most demanding story they have ever tackled, After 9/11 is also the most tailor-made for their medium, capturing simultaneous events, geographic complexity, numerous participants, and a vast array of economic, statistical, and quantitative information―compellingly told through the sequential panel art narrative form unique to graphic books. Proving yet again that graphic novels best meet the challenge of giving the most information with the least amount of ink, Jacobson and Colón answer with clarity and unforgettable imagery the question: How the hell did we end up where we are?
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Having made The 9/11 Commission Report understandable for everyone, the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón use all their considerable talents to explain the post-9/11 world. Working from news reports drawn from multiple international media, Jacobson and Colón depict the critical events, decision makers, and consequences of America’s “war on terror,” and, most important, the context in which the war began, unfolded, and unraveled. The most demanding story they have ever tackled, After 9/11 is also the most tailor-made for their medium, capturing simultaneous events, geographic complexity, numerous participants, and a vast array of economic, statistical, and quantitative information—compellingly told through the sequential panel art narrative form unique to graphic books. Proving yet again that graphic novels best meet the challenge of giving the most information with the least amount of ink, Jacobson and Colón answer with clarity and unforgettable imagery the question: How the hell did we end up where we are?

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:08 -0400)

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A pair of best-selling graphic-novel artists explores and depicts the post-September 11 world in illustrated form, in a work that depicts critical events, responses, and the consequences of the war on terror.

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