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Two Generals

by (author) Scott Chantler

Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Initial publish date
Sep 2011
Category
General, Nonfiction, Personal Memoirs
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780771019593
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $22.00

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Description

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 the Joe Shuster Award?winning cartoonist of the graphic novels Two Generals and Northwest Passage and of the Three Thieves graphic novel series. He is also a popular commercial illustrator whose clients have included McDonald's, Reebok, Macy's, Rogers, the New York Daily News, the National Post, the Toronto Star and Maclean's. When he's not doing either of those things, he teaches Writing for Graphic Novels at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

"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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