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The Puerto Rican War : a graphic history  Cover Image Book Book

The Puerto Rican War : a graphic history / John Vasquez Mejias.

Mejias, John Vasquez, (author,, illustrator.).


Rendered in gorgeously carved wood blocks and buffeted with historical supplemental material, John Vasquez Mejias's The Puerto Rican War tells the story of the the 1950 insurrection on the island that resulted in 38 deaths and a failed assassination attempt against President Harry S. Truman. Told as a fable, in which the leaders of the movement are visited by the ghosts of Michael Collins and Gandhi, this book showcases an important and often overlooked moment in American history and a historical touchstone for the Puerto Rican independence movement.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781454952466
  • ISBN: 1454952466
  • Physical Description: 111 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Union Square & Co, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published on The Comics Journal website, January 16, 2023."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The Puerto Rican War -- References/Further reading -- Puerto Rico: A timeline -- Beyond West Side Story: an interview with John Vasquez Mejias.
Subject: Puerto Rico > History > Nationalist Insurrection, 1950 > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Nonfiction comics.
Creative nonfiction.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Upper Skagit Library 972.95 MEI 1019454 Graphic Novel Checked out 08/03/2024

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