A Comic-strip BiographyBook - 2003
Martyr or Madman? The Passionate Rebel History Can't Close The Book On. Is this the future of comics? Respectably penning the dowdy pages of history? Don't be fooled. This is one of the hippest comics going and will be a controversial must-have in 2003. Legendary cartoonist Chester Brown reveals in the dusty closet of Canadian history there are some skeletons that won't stop rattling. To some Louis Riel was one of the founding fathers of a nation but to others he was a murderer who nearly tore a country apart. A man so charismatic he was elected to government twice while in exile with a prize on his head--but so impassioned his dramatic behavior cast serious doubts on his sanity. Riel took on the army, the government, the Queen, and even the Church in the name of freedom. Will Riel's visionary democracy ever be enough to defend him from the verdict of history?
Publisher: Montreal, PQ : Drawn & Quarterly Publications : 2003
Branch Call Number: 971.05 RIE 2003
Characteristics: 272p illus
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The story of the charismatic nineteenth century Metis leader, whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the Canadian frontier.
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