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Dr. Seuss Goes to War Drawing ConclusionsWell before Sam ever considered eating green eggs and ham or Horton heard a who, Dr Seuss was drawing biting cartoons for adults that expressed his fierce opposition to anti Semitism and fascism An editorial cartoonist from 1941 to 1943 for PM magazine, a left wing daily New York newspaper, Dr Seuss launched a battle against dictatorial rule abroad and America First an isolationist organization that argued against U.S entry into World War II withthan 400 cartoons urging the United States to fight against Adolf Hitler and his cohorts in fascism, Benito Mussolini, Pierre Laval, and Japan he never depicted General Tojo Hideki, the wartime prime minister, or Togo Shigenori, the foreign minister Dr Seuss Goes to War, by Richard H Minear, includes 200 of these cartoons, demonstrating the active role Dr Seuss played in shaping and reflecting how America responded to World War II as events unfolded.As one of America s leading historians of Japan during World War II, Minear also offers insightful commentary on the historical and political significance of this immense body of work that, until now, has not been seriously considered as part of Dr Seuss s extraordinary legacy.Born to a German American family in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904, Theodor Geisel began his cartooning career at Dartmouth College, where he contributed to the humor magazine After a run in with college authorities for bootlegging liquor, he had to use a pseudonym to get his work published, choosing his middle name, Seuss, and adding Dr several years later when he dropped out of graduate school at Oxford University in England He had never planned on setting poison political pen to paper until he realized his deep hatred of Italian fascism The first editorial cartoon he drew depicts the editor of the fascist paper Il Giornale d Italia wearing a fez part of Italy s fascist uniform and banging away at a giant steam typewriter while a winged Mussolini holds up the free end of the banner of paper emerging from the roll He submitted it to a friend at PM, an outspoken political magazine that was against people who push other people around, and began his two year career with the magazine before joining the U.S Army as a documentary filmmaker in 1943.Dr Seuss s first caricature of Hitler appears in the May 1941 cartoon, The head eats, the rest gets milked, portraying the dictator as the proprietor of Consolidated World Dairy, merging 11 conquered nations into one cow Hitler went on to become one of the main caricatures in Seuss s work for the next two years, depicted alone, among his generals and other Germans, and with his allies Benito Mussolini and Pierre Laval He is also drawn alongside Japan, which Dr Seuss portrays quite offensively, with slanted, bespectacled eyes and a sneering grin While Dr Seuss was outspoken against antiblack racism in the United States, he held a virulent disdain for the Japanese and rendered sinister and, at times, slanderous caricatures of their wartime actions even before the bombing of Pearl Harbor But Dr Seuss s aggression wasn t solely reserved for the fascists abroad He was also loudly critical of America s initial apathy toward the war, skewering isolationists like America First advocate Charles Lindbergh, the Chicago Tribune s Colonel Robert McCormick, Eleanor Medill Patterson of the Washington Times Herald, and Joseph Patterson of the New York Daily News, whom he considered as evil as Hitler He encouraged Americans to buy war savings bonds and stamps and to do everything they could to ensure victory over fascism.Minear provides historical background in Dr Seuss Goes to War that not only serves to contextualize these cartoons but also deftly explains the highly problematic anti Japanese and anticommunist stances held by both Dr Seuss and PM magazine, which contradicted the leftist sentiments to which they both eagerly adhered As Minear notes, Dr Seuss eventually softened his feelings toward communism as Russia and the United States were united on the Allied front, but his stereotypical portrayals of Japanese and Japanese Americans grew increasingly and undeniably racist as the war raged on, reflecting the troubling public opinion of American citizens Minear does not attempt to ignore or redeem Dr Seuss s hypocrisy rather, he shows how these cartoons evoke the mood and the issues of the era After Dr Seuss left PM magazine, he never drew another editorial cartoon, though we find in these cartoons the genesis of his later characters Yertle the dictating turtle and the Cat in the Hat, who bears a striking resemblance to Uncle Sam Dr Seuss Goes to War is an astonishing collection of work that many of his devoted fans have not been able to see until now But this book is also a comprehensive, thoughtfully researched, and exciting history lesson of the Second World War, by a writer who loves Dr Seuss as much as those who grow up with his books do. 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  1. I had not read Dr Seuss as a child, but his name was familiar as a sort of institution in the USA However, I primarily thought of him as a writer of children s books, with his own quirky style of writing and illustration, until I came across this book However, it stayed unread in my computer until I came across the following cartoon in social media It was terrifically relevant in today s situation, so I thought it was time I read the book.Dr Seuss Theodore Geisel contributed editorial cart I had not read Dr Seuss as a child, but his name was familiar as a sort of institution in the USA However, I primarily thought of him as a writer of children s books, with his own quirky style of writing and illustration, until I came across this book However, it stayed unread in my computer until I came across the following cartoon in social media It was terrifically relevant in today s situation, so I thought it was time I read the book.Dr Seuss Theodore Geisel contributed editorial cartoons to the left wing magazine PM from January 1941 to January 1943 His cartoons mo...

  2. I found this book in the library, and was instantly drawn in by it Dr Seuss as polemicist It contains a large number of the one panel editorial cartoons created by Geisel from 1941 1943 for the publication PM, which was a liberal, pro labor, pro FDR and ultimately pro war and anti fascist news magazine being published in New York City at the time Seuss skewers Mussolini as weak and ineffective, Hitler as strangely pompous and above it all, the French collaborator Laval as beneath contempt I found this book in the library, and was instantly drawn in by it Dr Seuss as polemicist It contains a large number of the one panel editorial cartoons created by Geisel from 1941 1943 for the publication PM, which was a liberal, pro labor, pro FDR and ultimately pro war and anti fascist news magazine being published in New York City at the time Seuss skewers Mussolini as weak and ineffective, Hitler as strangely pompous and above it all, the French collaborator Laval as beneath contempt He has it out for isolationists, especially Lindbergh, and people who aren t cooperating with air raid, scrap metal, and other war efforts He blasts anti Semites and other racists, yet surprisingly though this seems to have been very very common in the US in t...

  3. If you loved Dr Seuss as a kid, then you might love this book then

  4. I have a DVD set from Disney that is called On the Front Lines It s disc after disc of propganda cartoons the animation studio churned out in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of American involvement in WWII In a small way, this book remindes me of that set The exception is that Seuss made most of the cartoons BEFORE Pearl Harbor His warnings of Japanese attack in the Summer of 41 are quite eerie I would have liked to see cartoons from the fall of Italy up to VE and VJ Day, I have a DVD set from Disney that is called On the Front Lines It s disc after disc of propganda cartoons the animation studio churned out in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of American involvement in WWII In a small way, this book remindes me of that set The exception is that Seuss made most of the cartoons BEFORE Pearl Harbor His warnings of Japanese attack in the Summer of 41 are quite eerie I would have liked to see cartoons from the fall of Italy up to VE and VJ Day, however, Seuss w...

  5. Rather interesting read Honestly, not a big fan of dr Seuss, although one of the nieces likes his books and I appreciate anything that encourages her to read , I do recognize his influence on popular culture.The cartoons in this anthology reveal yet another side of the man, and his thinking On one side, he is rather enlightened, against segregation, pro enviroment, on the other side, his racism towards Japan is shocking even before Pearl Harbor On the other hand, in that era, it was a r Rather interesting read Honestly, not a big fan of dr Seuss, although one of the nieces likes his books and I appreciate anything that encourages her to read , I do recognize his influence on popular culture.The cartoons in this anthology reveal yet another side of the man, and his thinking On one side, he is rather enlightened, against segregation, pro enviroment, on the other side, his racism towards Japan is shocking even before Pearl Harbor On the other hand, in that era, it was a ra...

  6. WARNING you will see Dr Seuss in a very different context time and cultural attitudes have to be taken into consideration.

  7. Interesting concept A renowned children illustrator as an editorial cartoonist for a left leaning paper in the early days WWII But of course, he wasn t a children illustrator, just yet, but his style was firmly established This book is a delight to read, and reread Loaded with detailed footnotesit will open up a view of the day to day life of the US New York centric view from early 1941 through 1943, when Seuss join the Army Seuss lampoons Hitler, Mussolini, Togo, isolationists Esp Lind Interesting concept A renowned children illustrator as an editorial cartoonist for a left leaning paper in the early days WWII But of course, he wasn t a children illustrator, just yet, but his style was firmly established This book is a delight to read, and reread Loaded with detailed footnotesit will open up a view of the day to day life of the US New York centric view from early 1941 through 1943, when Seuss join the Army Seuss lampoons Hitl...

  8. Who doesn t love Dr Seuss He s a cultural touchstone And yet, most folks don t know anything about his life, career or personal views outside of him being a beloved children s book author In this book, Minear collects editorial cartoons created by Dr Seuss when he drew for the left wing NY daily PM from 1941 1943 At the time, the world was bracing itself for war, and we see Dr Seuss s editorial wit and perspective on WWII issues US isolationism, Us anti semitism and racism, Hitler, Russi Who doesn t love Dr Seuss He s a cultural touchstone And yet, most folks don t know anything about his life, career or personal views outside of him being a beloved children s book author In this book, Minear collects editorial cartoons created by Dr Seuss when he drew for the left wing NY daily PM from 1941 1943 At the time, the world was bracing itself for war, and we see Dr Seuss s editorial wit and perspective on WWII issues US isolationism, Us anti semitism and racism, Hitler, Russia s involvement, Mussolini, etc Minear doesthan present the cartoons, however he lays out the historical context for each and explains them He does a great job of tying common threads across these disparate cartoons We get to see the kind of sharp, caustic wit and insight found in the best editorial cartoons And all of that is done through the familiar Seuss art styl...

  9. For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss But few know Geisel s work as a political cartoonish during World Wart II for the New York daily newspaper PM In these marvelously trenchant cartoons, Geisel captured the Zeitgeist especially the attitudes of the New Deal Liberals who read PM with a wonderful Seussian flair Dr Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large format reproductions o For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss But few know Geisel s work as a political cartoonish during World Wart II for the New York daily newspaper PM In these marvelously trenchant cartoons, Geisel captured the Zeitgeist especially the attitudes of the New Deal Liberals who read PM with a wonderful Seussian flair Dr Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large format reproductions ofthan two hundred of Geisel s cartoons from this time The cartoons savage Hitler, Japan, Mussolini, and isolationist leaders such as Charles Lindbergh exhort reade...

  10. Learn the source material for Yertle the Turtle and Horton Hears a Who Seuss v Nazis what s not to love.