What do top-secret CIA assassination plots, Black Panther arrests, and Reagamics have in common? Food, of course! Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow collect, contextualize and graphically narrate declassified government documents with food as a theme! Over 500,000 declassified memos, debriefings and transcripts were combed to uncover some of the most important and iconic people and narratives from US history. Providing a voyeuristic insight into the US government, these documents are like reality TV for politicos and foodies: Assassinations by milkshake, subliminal popcorn cravings, Reagan's love of hydroponics, and what could be Fred Hampton's most radical actiongiving ice cream to small children. Illustrated throughout by Nate Powell.
Michael Hoerger is a freelance graphic designer and independent researcher. Mia Partlow is a writer who works in radio. They are the authors of The Curious Case of the Communist Jell-o Box and live in Bloomington, Indiana.Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He is an Eisner winner for best graphic novel and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His work includes the critically acclaimed March, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. Powell appeared at the United Nations in 2011, discussing his contribution to the fundraising fiction anthology What You Wish For: A Book For Darfur alongside some of the world's foremost writers of young adult fiction. He managed DIY punk record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and has performed in the bands Universe, Divorce Chord, Soophie Nun Squad, Wait, and Boomfancy. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
Mia Partlow, Michael Hoerger
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Paperback / softback
Food & Drink: General
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black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps