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Al Capp : a Life to the Contrary
by Kitchen, Denis/ Schumacher, Michael
 
Hardcover
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Al Capp: a Life to the ContraryAl Capp: a Life to the Contrary (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Price: $7.33
Seller: GoodwillVSB, Oxnard, CA, USA
Condition: Fair
Notes: The book is 100% readable but visibly worn, and damaged. This may include stains, tears, rips, folded pages, binding damage, dents, scuffs, scratches and sticker residue. The book also may contain heavy highlighting and notes. Please ask for photos as our books are donations and may not contain above mentioned defects.
Al Capp: a Life to the ContraryAl Capp: a Life to the Contrary (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Price: $10.95
Seller: Michael Patrick McCarty, Books, New Castle, CO, USA
Condition: Good in Good jacket
Notes: Size: 6x1x9; An x-library copy. Usual library markings, else in Very Good condition with dustjacket. More than thirty years have passed since Al Capp's death, and he may no longer be a household name. But at the height of his career, his groundbreaking comic strip, Li'l Abner, reached ninety million readers. The strip ran for forty-three years, spawned two movies and a Broadway musical, and originated such expressions as "hogwash" and "double-whammy." Capp himself was a familiar personality on TV and radio; as a satirist, he was frequently compared to Mark Twain. With unprecedented access to Capp's archives and a wealth of new material, Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen have written a probing biography. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows, of popularity and villainy, of success and failure-told here with authority and heart.
 
 
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    Al Capp: a Life to the Contrary (hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2013
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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    Al Capp: a Life to the Contrary (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2013
    Publisher: Bloomsbury
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    Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
    Notes: Inscribed by Kitchen on the front endpaper. A nice, bright copy.; B&W Illustrations and color plates; 164.59 X 1.2 X 9.6 inches; 305 pages.

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    Pub. Date: 2013
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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    Al Capp: a Life to the Contrary (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2013-02-26
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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    Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2013
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Description: Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 320 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Illustrations, color. Audience: General/trade.
    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket.
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More About Al Capp by Kitchen, Denis/ Schumacher, Michael
 
 
 
Overview

More than thirty years have passed since Al Capp's death, and he may no longer be a household name. But at the height of his career, his groundbreaking comic strip, Li'l Abner, reached ninety million readers. The strip ran for forty-three years, spawned two movies and a Broadway musical, and originated such expressions as "hogwash" and "double-whammy." Capp himself was a familiar personality on TV and radio; as a satirist, he was frequently compared to Mark Twain.

Though Li'l Abner brought millions joy, the man behind the strip was a complicated and often unpleasant person. A childhood accident cost him a leg-leading him to art as a means of distinguishing himself. His apprenticeship with Ham Fisher, creator of Joe Palooka, started a twenty-year feud that ended in Fisher's suicide. Capp enjoyed outsized publicity for a cartoonist, but his status abetted sexual misconduct and protected him from the severest repercussions. Late in life, his politics became extremely conservative; he counted Richard Nixon as a friend, and his gift for satire was redirected at targets like John Lennon, Joan Baez, and anti-war protesters on campuses across the country.

With unprecedented access to Capp's archives and a wealth of new material, Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen have written a probing biography. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows, of popularity and villainy, of success and failure-told here with authority and heart.


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  • PID: 17973380203
  • ISBN-13: 9781608196234
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
  • Seller: Revaluation Books
    Description: 1st edition. 320 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches.
    Condition: New