Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Five top books on uprisings in pursuit of freedom

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of books on uprisings in pursuit of freedom around the world:
V for Vendetta
by Alan Moore

In a devastated London in the wake of a nuclear holocaust, a draconian government assumes control and attempts to squelch any whisper of dissent. Yet a mysterious, highly educated insurgent wearing a Guy Fawkes mask starts committing singular acts of terrorism, setting off bombs in the Houses of Parliament and hijacking radio and TV outlets, slowly convincing a subdued, paranoid citizenry to rise up and start ruling themselves. Released during the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, this visceral comic book classic redefined industry concepts of superheroes and vigilante justice and established Moore as a master of the genre.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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--Marshal Zeringue