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Author: Andrew Helfer,Rick Geary
ISBN: 0809095084
Language: English
Pages: 112 pages
Category: Historical
Publisher: Hill and Wang; 1 edition (September 29, 2009)
Rating: 4.5
Formats: rtf azw lit lrf
FB2 size: 1496 kb | EPUB size: 1999 kb | DJVU size: 1970 kb

Geary uses graphic novels to breeze through history with such grace and charm that he makes you want to live it yourself.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Geary uses graphic novels to breeze through history with such grace and charm that he makes you want to live it yourself. His gift is that he makes his intricately textured panels look easy, and they usher you through page after page of important social and cultural upheaval.

Trotsky: A Graphic Biography. Trotsky is another great comics biography from Rick Geary, following his recent treatment of J. Edgar Hoover in the same vein. This was the second Rick Geary book I've read lately (the other being his graphic bio on J. Edgar Hoover) and I enjoyed them so much I requested several other Geary works from the library.

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Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. His most recent projects include J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography and his continuing graphic series, A Treasury of Victorian Murder and A Treasury of XXth Century Murder

Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography and his continuing graphic series, A Treasury of Victorian Murder and A Treasury of XXth Century Murder.

Rick Geary deftly reclaims Trotsky for the middle class. Geary doesn't shy away from quoting Trotsky's writings that were pro-revolutionary and pro-violent uprising, but the book projects a sympathetic view of its starring character. Suzi Steffen, Eugene Weekly. Matthew L. Moffett, School Library Journal. A swift-moving, generally accurate view of Trotsky's life, guaranteed to send orthodox Stalinists into fits.

Trotsky was a hero to some, a ruthless demon to others. To Stalin, he was such a threat that he warranted murder by pickax. This polarizing figure set up a world conflict that lasted through the twentieth century, and in Trotsky: A Graphic Biography, the renowned comic artist Rick Geary uses his distinct style to depict the stark reality of the man and his times

Rick Geary is probably my favourite graphic artist. I just love his style of detailed b/w drawings and the use of lines to fill in space. An excellent biography of a much overlooked guiding hand behind the Russian Revolution

Rick Geary is probably my favourite graphic artist. I'd read anything he illustrated but fortunately I have an interest in Communist Russia and the evils of communism in general. An excellent biography of a much overlooked guiding hand behind the Russian Revolution. I often wonder is the Soviet Union might have been a much better entity had Trotsky been its leader after Lenin instead of Stalin.

Rick Geary (born February 25, 1946) is an American cartoonist and illustrator. He is known for works such as A Treasury of Victorian Murder and graphic novel biographies of Leon Trotsky and J. Edgar Hoover. Geary has won two awards from the National Cartoonist Society: a Magazine and Book Illustration Award in 1994, and a Graphic Novel award in 2017. Rick Geary was born on February 25, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography (H&W, 2008) and his continuing graphic series, A Treasury of Victorian Murder and A Treasury of XXth Century Murder. From Publishers Weekly

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Trotsky was a hero to some, a ruthless demon to others. To Stalin, he was such a threat that he warranted murder by pickax. This polarizing figure set up a world conflict that lasted through the twentieth century, and in Trotsky: A Graphic Biography, the renowned comic artist Rick Geary uses his distinct style to depict the stark reality of the man and his times. Trotsky's life becomes a guide to the creation of the Soviet Union, the horrors of World War I, and the establishment of international communism as he, Lenin, and their fellow Bolsheviks rise from persecution and a life underground to the height of political power. Ranging from his boyhood in the Ukraine to his fallout with Stalin and his moonlight romance with Frida Kahlo, Trotsky is a stunning look at one of the twentieth century's most important thinkers and the far-reaching political trends that he launched.

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Lemana
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Punind
"Trotsky" represents a graphic synopsis of a key Communist Revolutionary who in essence got lost in the shuffle in the forming of a ruthless totalitarian government. Rick Geary's artwork skillfully depicts the changing moods and actions of Leon Trotsky who was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in 1879 in the Ukraine. Geary goes into detail of a young Revolutionary who as time goes on develops a permanent and identifiable scowl which later blends into the vestiges of his Communist peers. Trotsky was the intellectual who followed the teachings of Marx and developed a liberal and more leftist view of a Communistic state. On the other hand his political peer in the person of Vladimir Lenin was a revolutionary who thought that the revolution had to be violent in all respects. Trotsky and Lenin did work together to ultimately realize their basic goal of bringing down the Tsarist government in Russia.
The animosity existing between Lenin and Trotsky continued until the death of Lenin in 1924. By the time of the formatting of the government Trotsky, who was not a backroom politician, was losing influence and power within the party. Joseph Stalin on the other hand was growing stronger and was eliminating all upper echelon leaders who dared challenge him in any way.
In effect Trotsky became the odd man out and went into exile travelling to a plethora of locations in Europe. Finally Trotsky crossed the Atlantic and ended up living in Mexico. As I read this fascinating true story, I wondered what would have happened if Leon Trotsky had obtained the reigns of Communist USSR and not Joseph Stalin. Indeed the script of European and World history would read a very different story. This provides food for thought in looking at a fork in the road of critical historical happenings. While Trotsky would not have been a cuddly Teddy Bear, there's good reason to believe that Communism may have taken the high road if indeed the other fork was taken.
Geary's depiction is done well. His artwork is excellent, however as he tells his graphic tale he does have a propensity to use too many words. His artwork is good enough to develop the story with fewer words with more graphic intensity to flow in his story telling. All in all, I still rate it 5 Stars. This is an excellent historical graphic depiction which is worth our attention.
Foginn
Very good. Easy to read.
Clever
Superb work by Rick Geary! Trotsky is often mentioned, but seldom discussed on realistic basis. This work helps change this sitution.
Tygralbine
You need to know at least a little about Trotsky if you want to understand how communism and socialism came to the rest of the world including the United States of America. I should say, especially the US.

The way it shows up is usually in the garb of some kind of democratic socialism or social democracy or in coalition with the liberal/progressive - leftist side of American politics. These people would agree that Stalin and Lenin were wrong in the way it was implemented but they would be fellow travelers with a guy like Trotsky, who preached peace when it was the "Capitalist" nations that were making war but was fine with leading an army in war for the revolution.

This book is a good introduction to the man and the times and places he lived.
VAZGINO
Rick Geary is probably my favourite graphic artist. I just love his style of detailed b/w drawings and the use of lines to fill in space. I'd read anything he illustrated but fortunately I have an interest in Communist Russia and the evils of communism in general. First off, this is not a children's book by any means, not because of anything that may offend but because it is highly detailed in history, politics and warfare. I knew nothing about Trotsky going into this book as my interests lie in the sociological affects of communism on the everyday people rather than the politics of the leaders, so I found it highly enlightening. The leaders were just as ruthless and turned against each other as violently as they did on the people. Geary does in my opinion come off a bit too neutral; the reader will view the politics from their own worldview (left or right). Guess which is mine? LOL Anyway I found it highly enlightening and informative but decidedly heavy on politics and would only recommend to those who know something of Marxism, Leninism and Socialist Communism. The art is divine! There is a companion book to this one that I will read next on J. Edgar Hoover whom I have read quite a bit about already.
Jogrnd
Leon Trotsky. To know him was to love him. Or to hate him. It was hardly a simple matter, and he was hardly a simple man (men who die by pick ax rarely are--there's a reason they elicit so much emotion from their fellow human beings). Of course, saying Trotsky was a complicated person is understating everything, but saying that Trotsky, Rick Geary's new graphic biography, is simple is a pure compliment.

Geary uses graphic novels to breeze through history with such grace and charm that he makes you want to live it yourself. His gift is that he makes his intricately textured panels look easy, and they usher you through page after page of important social and cultural upheaval. If you look closer, though, you see the details in many of his panels. The important lines and perspectives that he employs throughout are the mark of a fine artist.

He's a fine writer as well. I admit, I've always loved his cheeky style. In Trotsky, he's more serious than in much of his previous work. He guides us through the Soviet Revolution of the early 20th century and shows how Trotsky helped form the Soviet Union while inspiring critical dialogue and political thinking.

Geary is nicely suited to the task at hand. As writer, he stays mostly impartial, presenting just the facts of Trotsky's life along with his layered artwork. As an educational tool, Trotsky works wonderfully. As an introduction to Trotsky's political ideas and the life he lived, Trotsky is top-notch.

-- John Hogan