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Schulz and Peanuts

A Biography

By David Michaelis

Charles Schulz, the most widely syndicated and beloved cartoonist of all time, is also one of the most misunderstood figures in American culture. Now, acclaimed biographer David Michaelis gives us the first full-length biography of Schulz: at once a creation story, a portrait of a hidden American genius, and a chronicle contrasting the private man with the central role he played in shaping the national imagination. The son of a barber, Schulz was born in Minnesota to modest, working class roots. In 1943, just three days after his mother′s tragic death from cancer, Schulz, a private in the army, shipped out for boot camp and the war in Europe. The sense of shock and separation never left him. And these early experiences would shape his entire life.

With Peanuts, Schulz embedded adult ideas in a world of small children to remind the reader that character flaws and childhood wounds are with us always. It was the central truth of his own life, that as the adults we′ve become and as the children we always will be, we can free ourselves, if only we can see the humour in the predicaments of funny-looking kids. Schulz′s Peanuts profoundly influenced the country in the second half of the 20th century. But the strip was anchored in the collective experience and hardships of Schulz′s generation-the generation that survived the Great Depression and liberated Europe and the Pacific and came home to build the post-war world.

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Publish Date

2007

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9780066213934


Format: Book
Author: Michaelis, David
Title: Schulz and Peanuts : a biography / David Michaelis.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperCollins, 2007.
Subject: Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000 Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000. Peanuts Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography
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Format: Book
Author: Michaelis, David
Title: Schulz and Peanuts : a biography / David Michaelis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperCollins, 2007.
Description: xiii, 655 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000
Subjects: Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000. Peanuts
Subjects: Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [573]-631) and index.
ISBN: 9780066213934
ISBN: 0066213932
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