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After 9/11: America's War on Terror (2001- )

3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Having made The 9/11 Commission Report understandable for everyone, the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel team of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón use all their considerable talents to explain the post-9/11 world. Working from news reports drawn from multiple international media, Jacobson and Colón depict the critical events, decision makers, and consequences of America ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by Hill and Wang
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Thomas Edmund
Jan 31, 2017 Thomas Edmund rated it really liked it
I had mixed feelings about this piece of work. I strongly admired the authors attempts to objectively and factually present their case through factoids and quotes. One didn't get a sense of any particularly agenda being pushed other than to highlight tragedy (which I suppose is an agenda but I mean the book wasn't politically charged despite being political in content) The artwork was adequate but strangely inconsistent. Modified photographic imagery was used at times which may have had some sig ...more
James
A sequel (to the authors' graphic adaptation of The 9/11 Report) better than the work that preceded it; in this the presentation is more blunt in pointing out the lies and mistakes of the people who decided to invade Iraq and have mismanaged both that war and the war in Afghanistan, naming names and giving details of what they've done wrong and who pointed it out before they did or as they were doing it.
Again, they do a better job than I would have thought possible of taking an appropriately ser
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Dave
Aug 03, 2015 Dave rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015, comics
Important story, but this book doesn't seem to grasp the storytelling possibilities of the comic form. Far too much text (that's ALL centered, ugh!, design 101 people), far too much irrelevant text, and what amounts to a not-so-interestingly illustrated summary of newspaper headlines. The stories of Afghanistan, of Iraq, and of the U.S. during this time are so jumbled together as to lose coherency. Small errors: countries' flags, confusing typos, and strange layout choices take away the ease of ...more
Vanessa
Jan 10, 2016 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
So much info packed into each page. I still feel going with the graphic format made it more interesting to go through each decision and each step of the news reporting from 9/11 thru 2008. Can only retain a fraction of all that data though. Good to review some of what happened and who the political players were. Many are still in politics and some have changed what they say on the subject of 9/11. Interesting Chuck Hagel, Sec of Defense for a short time was against the invasion of Iraq.
Carroll
Feb 06, 2010 Carroll rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-i-read
After 9/11 America’s War on Terror (2001- )
By Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
This graphic novelization of the events after September 11, 2001 goes over the history that we have seen from headlines and sound-bites, as well as a few things that happened without media fanfare. This book begins with a non-biased sound, but by the time the reader is halfway through there is a feeling on the reader’s part that the authors hold some definite opinions. The best part about this book, however, is the few tim
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Guadalupe R
Sep 21, 2011 Guadalupe R rated it liked it
After 9/11 America's war on terror by Sib Jacobson and Ernie Colon is a great book. I am a person who like books that deal with war issues. And I am always up for reading a book that has to do with the World Trade Center terrorist attack. This book was a graphic book which made me want to read it more. Not only was I able to picture the difficulties American troops were facing in my head now I was able to visualize in more efficient way.

This book is very descriptive. It has numerous dates of d
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Yvonne Powderly
Sep 13, 2009 Yvonne Powderly rated it really liked it
This graphic novel explains the post- 9/11 world. The novel shows all the critical events, major characters, the contexts and consequences of the “war on terror.” Reading and seeing the graphic depiction of this complex information makes for easier understanding than simple prose. The major characters are so well drawn and make recognition in print and visual media a snap. This book definitely eases the understanding of the chronology and interconnectedness of the events while keeping the reader ...more
Whitney
Jun 06, 2011 Whitney rated it it was ok
This book proved to me the idea of our generation knowing WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION about wars. The statistics were informative in the book and they obviously did a lot of research. I am just one to believe we shouldn't know everything that goes on, war is horribly sad and outlining day by day deaths is just too much for me. I would rather people support our country and soldiers no matter if they support the war or not. Those are people's family members over there. Providing the Middle East with ...more
Mike Edwards
Nov 20, 2011 Mike Edwards rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed in this book. The Graphical Adaptation of the 9/11 Report was an interesting and informative retelling of the events chronicles in the official 9/11 report. This book is simply a biased criticism of the Bush Administration. Many of their criticisms are valid, but most of the information here is better presented in books like Ron Suskind's One Percent Doctrine. Moreover, because of the biased nature of the information presented here, the book loses the flavor of "readable ...more
Johnny Chrysogelos
Jun 11, 2014 Johnny Chrysogelos rated it really liked it
This graphic novel explains the post- 9/11 us world. The novel shows all the events, major characters who's words had an outcome on the united states, also the consequences of the “war on terror.” Reading and seeing the images really helped me understand more of all this detailed information making it more of an enjoyable read. i thought at times it was hard to take in all the information and follow the reading due to the factor of being so detail and complex. would recommend this book to anyone ...more
Lauren
May 08, 2013 Lauren rated it liked it
The book itself was interesting. It gave what seemed to be a bluntly obvious point of view for the "War on Terror". My main criticism is that in the second half of the book, most of the story is just spewing out data that x many people died from this y bombing and z people were injured. I know this is a war and that the casualties are a large part of it, but the book would've been at least half the size if they didn't mention anything about the people who died from IEDs.
Gregpugh-x
Dec 12, 2012 Gregpugh-x rated it it was amazing
After 9/11 : America's War on terror (2001-) is an informative and interesting graphic novel about the important and costly war on terror by Sid Jacobson. The book explains the times leading up to the invasion of Iraqand also tells about how the war in Afghanistan multiple times seemed almost won. You would like this book if you like historical books that aren't biased and tell the trut
Jill Adams
Feb 23, 2013 Jill Adams rated it it was ok
2 1/2 stars.

I got more from the 9/11 report and the Anne Frank graphic novel. I would pull parts of this for lessons.

Maybe it was the topic...I skimmed about 1/3 of the book. It was tough reading about the deaths every day.
PWRL
Jun 23, 2015 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2015-new
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Alberto
Aug 31, 2013 Alberto rated it liked it
Lo que se ha llamado periodismo gráfico. Un resumen de la guerra de Irak post 11-S
Snow
Jul 12, 2008 Snow rated it did not like it
reviewed for ICv2's Guide
Cecelia
Not the best, the illustrations are attrocious and its extremly laborious. good chronicle of hisotry though.
Susan Haines
Jun 29, 2014 Susan Haines rated it really liked it
Not as good as their 911 Commission Report, this one reads more as a clinical timeline with depressing reports of casualties and incompetent, criminal US leaders. Tragic waste of lives and money.
Robin
Oct 26, 2013 Robin rated it liked it
This book does a good job of describing relevant events that occurred after 9/11 but it's fairly repetitive and most of the illustrations do little to further the narrative.
Kari
Really tough to read. Filled with depressing, depressing facts.
Inge
Jan 26, 2009 Inge rated it it was ok
This wasn't nearly as cohesive as its predecessor.
Dawn
Sep 01, 2008 Dawn rated it liked it
As easy to understand layout of the events following 9/11 and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Don
Jun 09, 2011 Don rated it really liked it
Graphic adaptation book that begins where their previous graphic book The 9/11 Report leaves off.

Again, a very easy read and very well done.
Dr.
Feb 12, 2012 Dr. rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A truly frightening reminder of what we lived through.
Guadalupe R
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Suzanne R
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Casey
Apr 15, 2017 Casey rated it it was amazing
a comic book on the war on terror? hell yeah
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