A work more disturbing than fiction from "the father of graphic novels" (New York Times). "The ultimate illustration of how absurdly comical and cancerous The Protocols has been to mankind."Thane Rosenbaum, Los Angeles Times Book ReviewThe Plot, which examines the astonishing conspiracy and the fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has become a worldwide phenomenon since its hardcover publication, taught in classrooms around the globe. Purported to be the actual blueprints by Jewish leaders to take over the world, the Protocols, first published in 1902, have become gospel truth to international millions. Presenting a pageant of historical figures from nineteenth-century Russia to today's ideologues, including Tsar Nicholas II, Henry Ford, and Adolf Hitler, Will Eisner unravels and dispels one of the most devastating hoaxes of the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.
Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of Foucault’s Pendulum, The Name of the Rose, and other international bestsellers. He lives in Milan, Italy.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Will Eisner's work is an important contribution to the effort to spread the truth about the Protocols...they are a forged nonsense that people use when they want control over others. Think for yourself - that's ultimately the best way to disprove such ridiculous propaganda.
Eisner's tells the story how the infamous protocols of the Elders of Zion was created (plagiarizing a book by Maurice Joly whose goal was an attack on Louis Napolen). Contains detailed excerpts from Joly and the protocol for comparison.
Eisner puts forward the history of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, tracing it back to its roots in political fraud in the 19th century, through the many revivals it underwent in the 20th century. The fact that it has re-appeared time and time again was no doubt Eisner's main concern - it's been at the cornerstone of every conspiracy theory from the Final Solution to David Icke's reptillian shape-shifters - and he clearly hopes to show just how ludicrous it all is.My only regret is that, as a graphic novel, it will not be taken seriously enough.