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Two Generals

by Scott Chantler

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list price: $22.00
edition:Paperback
category: History
published: Sep 2011
ISBN:9780771019593
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A beautifully illustrated and poignant graphic memoir that tells the story of World War II from an Everyman's perspective.
 
In March of 1943, Scott Chantler's grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer. Not long afterward, they would find themselves making a rocky crossing of the English Channel, about to take part in one of the most pivotal and treacherous military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of Normandy. Two Generals tells the story of what happened there through the eyes of these two young men -- not the celebrated military commanders or politicians we often hear about, but everyday heroes who risked their lives for the Allied cause. Meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, Two Generals is a harrowing story of battle and a touching story of friendship -- and a vital and vibrant record of unsung heroism.

About the Author
Scott Chantler is an award-winning cartoonist. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
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Contributor Notes

SCOTT CHANTLER is an acclaimed graphic novelist and illustrator who has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Joe Shuster and the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian cartooning excellence. He is the author of Northwest Passage, a multi-volume graphic narrative set in 1755 colonial Canada, and the artist of graphic novels including Days Like This, Scandalous, and Stephen Colbert's Tek Jansen. He is also a popular commercial illustrator whose clients include McDonald's, Reebok, Macy's, the Toronto Star, the National Post, and Maclean's.

Editorial Review

"Our top pick this Remembrance Day, not for its novel mix of format and subject but for its stunning success in bringing home the real foot soldier's experience..."
Toronto Star
 
"Profoundly moving..."
—Straight.com
 
"Two Generals is a compelling portrait of two Canadian officers during the Second World War, with an extreme attention to detail in the dress, troop movements and battles, and especially their day-to-day lives...an endearing success..."
National Post
Praise for Northwest Passage:
"A . . . swashbuckler of a comic-book tale." 
Toronto Star
"[A] thrilling historical adventure." 
Publishers Weekly
"[A] rich, suspenseful, action-packed story (with some fascinating historical details)."
Booklist
"Scott Chantler [has a] knack for suspense." 
Entertainment Weekly

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