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HISTORY JUST WON'T BEHAVE: AS POLITICIANS INVOKE
'THE CONSTITUTION,' 'LIBERTY' AND WHITEWASHED 'FOUNDING FATHERS,' CARTOONIST STAN MACK BRINGS TO LIFE THE MESSY TRUTH IN
TAXES, THE TEA PARTY, AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS

Mack's Comics History Presents the Warts-and-All Story of the Original Tea Party
and an Occupy Movement c.1776, When Squabbling Citizens and
Fractious Founders Struggled to Create a United Country

It's election season again, and time for another round of manipulating history: Politicians and pundits on both sides claim to know just what the Founding Fathers had in mind when writing the Constitution, and presidential candidates solemnly invoke high-minded visions of 'democracy,' 'liberty,' and 'the American people.' Meanwhile, cartoonist Stan Mack takes us on a hilarious ride back to the wild-eyed origins of all these concepts in TAXES, THE TEA PARTY, AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS: A Comics History of the American Revolution (NBM, September 2012, $14.99).

In his irreverent—but thoroughly researched and accurate—comics history, Mack brings to life the loud, contentious, and messy process that birthed the United States of America. Along the way, he may knock a Founding Father or two off his pedestal, and readers may discover a few parallels to the chaotic political scene we find ourselves in today.

Drawing on the ground-up view of political protest and street life that he used to legendary effect in his comic strips about New York City (Real Life Funnies in the Village Voice), Stan Mack offers an unexpected—and ultimately admiring—view of our nation's beginnings. He is the author of other historical GNs including The Story of the Jews: a 4000 Year Adventure.

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6x9, 176pp., B&W hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 9781561636976, publication: September 2012.
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