Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography

Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography


By (author) Sid Jacobson, By (author) Ernie Colon

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  • Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 14 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0809026856
  • ISBN 13: 9780809026852
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 67,918

Product description

Drawing on the unique historical sites, archives, expertise, and unquestioned authority of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, "New York Times" bestselling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon have created the first authorized and exhaustive graphic biography of Anne Frank. Their account is complete, covering the lives of Anne's parents, Edith and Otto; Anne's first years in Frankfurt; the rise of Nazism; the Franks' immigration to Amsterdam; war and occupation; Anne's years in the Secret Annex; betrayal and arrest; her deportation and tragic death in Bergen-Belsen; the survival of Anne's father; and his recovery and publication of her astounding diary."

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Author information

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon first came together to create the "New York Times "bestselling "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation "(H&W, 2006). Since then, the pair have collaborated on "Che: A Graphic Biography "(H&W, 2009) and "After 9/11: America's War on Terror (2001- ) "(H&W, 2008). Jacobson was formerly the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, and an executive editor at Marvel Comics. Artist Colon has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics."

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"The full-color graphic biography of Anne, whose Holocaust-era diary has been read by millions, goes beyond the time period she recounts... It brings to life the story of the Frank family, [and] is as visually and historically accurate as possible -- down to the clothing worn by the Franks, the military uniforms of the Nazis, the furniture and layout of the Franks' secret apartment, and Bergen-Belsen, the camp where Anne died in March 1945 at age 15." --Carol Memmott, "USA"" Today" "Rather than sentimentalizing Anne's story, "Anne Frank: The Graphic Biography" sets out to provide a historical context and is packed with snippets of information about significant events, ranging from the economic crisis of 1929 to Hitler's rise to power, from the 1935 Nuremberg Laws -- which excluded Jews from German society -- to the Wannsee Conference in 1942, when the Nazis drew up plans to exterminate Europe's Jews." --Tristana Moore, "Time"