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Doonesbury's Greatest Hits

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,391 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
A Mid-Seventies Revue.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 1st 1978 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston (first published January 1st 1978)
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Back when Doonesbury was absolutely at its peak. I can read this book any number of times. The writing is razor sharp.


Cameron and Clegg

The bizarre pictures of Britain's new power couple that have been plastered all over the media the last day reminded me of this classic Doonesbury exchange.

JOURNALIST: Senator, how long does it take to betray everything you ever stood for?

POLITICIAN: Oh, at least 36 hours. The paperwork's incredible!
Rena Sherwood
Mar 29, 2016 Rena Sherwood rated it really liked it
Even though I was born in 1969, I find it difficult to learn about American history in the 1970s because it was so damn complicated. Also screwing up my learning are people who lived through the decade and each have wildly different memories of the exact same events. In these instances when teachers clash, it's time to turn to the comic strips of the 1970s to give you a real look at what was going on. Doonesbury has been a much better American history teacher for me than any human teacher or pro ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Kaethe rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, beloved
Here's an interesting question: should I knock off one star from this early collection, in order to distinguish how much better he gets, or do I keep it at five, because I loved it so much at the time (and still do)?
Jul 25, 2015 Doug rated it it was ok
I may not always agree with the political views expressed, but Doonesbury pretty much always provides a chuckle. The anthologies are not my favorites as they tend to skip the 'lesser' strips - but for me the older collections of the day-to-days strips are priceless in their day to day progress of both the Doonesbury gang and America in general.
Doonesbury's Greatest Hits by G.B. Trudeau (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1978)(741.9573). This is Trudeau's mid-seventies collection of Doonesbury panels. My rating: 7.5/10, finished 1979.
Ben Schaffer
Nov 30, 2014 Ben Schaffer rated it really liked it
marcus miller
Mar 22, 2014 marcus miller rated it really liked it
Fun - and brought back memories of the 70's.
Feb 06, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing
During my teens and early 20s, I thought Doonesbury was the greatest thing ever. It was a smart person's comic strip and I read it religiously. My sister is the one who turned me onto the strip, although I was aware of it prior to these books. Doonesbury was hip!

Trudeau became full of himself and turned Walden Puddle into a political mess. I lost touch with the strip. This book represents the heyday of the gang.
Apr 14, 2013 Geoff rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully entertaining look at the 70s, with the perfect mix of absurd and highly insightful humor. This is Doonesbury when it was at its peak. The strips are best read together, as in this book, so you can follow the character development and appreciate the humor fully.
Nicole Diamond
May 09, 2016 Nicole Diamond rated it it was ok
If it has one star I liked it a lot
If it has two stars I liked it a lot and would recommend it
If it has three stars I really really liked it a lot
If it has four stars I insist you read it
If it has five stars it was life changing
Dave Jones
Jan 12, 2016 Dave Jones rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, graphic-novel
Funny look at the 1970s. Great political cartoons when Trudeau was at his artistic peak. This got passed around a lot (and fought over) when I lived in the ISU dorms (1981-82).
Tim Pixley
Dec 08, 2011 Tim Pixley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cartooning
I remember purchasing this book back in the 70s and still have it. That's when Doonesbury was at its best regarding characters and plotlines.
Mar 16, 2011 Mckinley rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-graphic
Another popular cartoon that a read some of but didn't really get into.
Douglas Wilson
Jun 02, 2009 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
Very funny. Also read in December of 1980.
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Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. In 1970, Trudeau's creation of Doonesbury was syndicated by the newly formed Universal Press Syndicate. Today Doonesbury is syndicated to almost 1,400 newspapers worldwide and is accessible online in association with Slate Magazine at In 1975, he became the first comic strip arti ...more
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