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Thunderbolt: An American Tale, Vol. 1

Thunderbolt: An American Tale, Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Santiago, Wilfred

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Graphic depiction of the true story of militant abolitionist John Brown and his rise to infamy in pre-Civil War America.

ISBN 9780814255483
Barcode 9780814255483
Published 16 September 2019 by Mad Creek Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Latinographix
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ISBN-13 9780814255483
ISBN-10 0814255485
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Mad Creek Books
Imprint Mad Creek Books
Publication Date 16 September 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Santiago, Wilfred
Series Latinographix
Category Biography & Autobiography
Graphic Novels
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
Number of Pages 112
Dimensions Width: 168mm
Height: 259mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 295g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Antislavery movements - United States - History - 19th century, Abolitionists - United States, Brown, John
NBS Text Graphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code B
Catalogue Code 999093

Description of this Book

Hero. Terrorist. Martyr. Madman. Thunderbolt: An American Tale tells the true story of Old John Brown: abolitionist, insurrectionist, and American legend. As a young boy in nineteenth-century America, Captain John Brown swore to dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery. Years later, he and his sons have joined the fight in Kansas, the epicenter of the national debate over slavery. As the territory nears statehood, abolitionists and proslavery border ruffians clash in increasingly violent conflict across the territory. But John Brown has more in mind than border skirmishes. He aims to eliminate slavery from US soil once and for all--even if that means raiding a government armory in order to arm a national slave revolt. From the Pottawatomie Massacre to the Battle of Black Jack and the Battle of Osawatomie, this first installment in the story of the legendary John Brown traces the rise of the insurrection in stunning detail. Gritty, gripping, and masterfully illustrated, Wilfred Santiago's telling of John Brown's tale pulls no punches as it unflinchingly recounts the epic struggle across pre-Civil War America. And while John Brown's methods may be questionable, his story is unforgettable. After all, dying is part of the plan.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A firecracker exploration about our national origins. --Ilan Stavans, author of the best-selling Don Quixote of La Mancha: The Graphic Novel Thunderbolt is a revelation! Santiago's powerfully moving masterful storytelling serves up a visceral visual masterpiece that resonates across our troubled history. He breathes new life into the historical graphic novel form. Thunderbolt is nothing short of mesmerizing. --John Jennings and Stacey Robinson, Aka Black Kirby, I Am Alfonso Jones, Kid Code, and In Search of the Motherboxx Connection New York Times best-selling author of Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade

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Author's Bio

Wilfred Santiago is the author of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade and 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente. He lives in Chicago.

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