How the World Was

How the World Was

A California Childhood

Paperback - 2014
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In 1994, French cartoonist Emmanuel Guibert befriended an American veteran named Alan Cope and began creating his new friend's graphic biography. Alan's War was the surprising and moving result: the story of Cope's experiences as an American GI in France during World War II.

How the World Was is Emmanuel Guibert's moving return to documenting the life of his friend. Cope died several years ago, as Guibert was just beginning work on this book, but Guibert has kept working to commit his friend's story to paper. Cope grew up in California during the great depression, and this remarkable graphic novel details the little moments that make a young man's life...while capturing the scope of America during the great depression.

A lyrical, touching portrait, How the World Was is a gift for a dear friend in the last moments of his life... and also a meditation on the birth of modern America.

Uniform Title: Enfance d'Alan. English
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2014.
Edition: First edition, First American Edition.
ISBN: 9781596436640
1596436646
Branch Call Number: Graphic 979.4052092
Characteristics: 159 pages : chiefly illustrations; 24 cm

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Apr 04, 2017

Boring story, often the drawings didn't match the narrative. Vanity publication.

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