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LocationClark County
Call No378.77137 Derf
TitleKent State : four dead in Ohio / Derf Backderf.
AuthorDerf. author, artist.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101846504378.77137 Derf11/16/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781419734847
International Standard Book Number 1419734849
Personal Name Derf. author, artist.
Title Statement Kent State : four dead in Ohio / Derf Backderf.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2020.
Physical Description 279 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
General Note Chiefly illustrations.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-279).
Summary, Etc. On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard gunned down unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. In a deadly barrage of 67 shots, 4 students were killed and 9 shot and wounded. It was the day America turned guns on its own children - a shocking event burned into our national memory. A few days prior, 10-year-old Derf Backderf saw those same Guardsmen patrolling his nearby hometown, sent in by the governor to crush a trucker strike. Using the journalism skills he employed on 'My Friend Dahmer' and 'Trashed', Backderf has conducted extensive interviews and research to explore the lives of these four young people and the events of those four days in May, when the country seemed on the brink of tearing apart. 'Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio', which will be published in time for the 50th anniversary of the tragedy, is a moving and troubling story about the bitter price of dissent-as relevant today as it was in 1970.
Subject Kent State University Students Political activity Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Student movements History 20th century Ohio Kent Comic books, strips, etc.
Index Term-Genre/Form Graphic novels.
Index Term-Genre/Form Comics (Graphic works)
Index Term-Genre/Form Nonfiction comics.
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical comics.
Index Term-Genre/Form Comic books, strips, etc.

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