Za Trvalý Mír, Proti Podn covatel m Války [For Lasting Peace Against Warmongers]. Boris Jefimova, Boris Efimov.
Za Trvalý Mír, Proti Podn covatel m Války [For Lasting Peace Against Warmongers]

Za Trvalý Mír, Proti Podn covatel m Války [For Lasting Peace Against Warmongers]

Praha [Prague]: Nakladatelstvi Mir – Družstevní Práce, 1951. Jefimova, Boris [Efimov, Boris]. First Edition. A collection of anti-Hitler and anti-U.S. cartoons by the great Soviet cartoonist Boris Efimov [1900-2008], whose name is rendered in Czech as Boris Jefimova. The anthology starts in the 1930s with the rise of Hitler and carries forward to the late 1940s, attacking the Marshall Plan, Wall Street fat cats, the Western alliance, and the U.S. position in Korea. By contrast, and not surprisingly, the Soviet Union is portrayed heroically, having single-handedly defeated Hitler. Given the preponderance of Wall Street financiers in the cartoons, Wall Street appears to be behind Western imperialism and belligerence and even abetted the rise of Hitler. The book opens with a quote from "J. Stalin" and contains 60 cartoons, mostly in black-and-white but some containing deep red, representing, of course, the supposed nobility of the Soviet Union and its allies. 4to, 27.5 by 23 cm, unpaginated, in very striking illustrated boards. Light soiling and wear to the boards, but the pages are clean and bright. Copies of this Czech-language book are uncommon in the market. OCLC lists just three holdings: the College of William and Mary, the National Library of the Czech Republic, and the University of Leipzig. A very good, striking example of Czech-Russian agitprop during the dark days of the Cold War. SCARCE. Item #902

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