South African Trade Publisher of the Year 2016, 2017 & 2019

Search for your favourite author or book

The Great War

Recommended Price 
December 2013
About the book: 
THE GREAT WAR July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme AN ILLUSTRATED PANORAMA WITH AN ESSAY BY ADAM HOCHSCHILD `Sacco's work [is] the best argument around for comics as a journalistic medium.' - GQ Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted a few months later. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoonist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot-long wordless panorama: from the riding exercises of General Douglas Haig to the massive artillery positions and marshalling areas behind the trench lines, to the legions of British soldiers going `over the top' and being cut down in No-Man's-Land, to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse. Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase with a 16-page accompanying booklet, The Great War is a landmark work in Sacco's illustrious career, and makes visceral one of the bloodiest days in history.
Other titles by this author 

Others also viewed

A tense novel about deception, sexual obsession and atonement, by the prize-winning author of Our...
Detective Alex Cross is stretched to breaking point as two killers hit Washington, DC  ...
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter, Tandy, knows just three things:...