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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 05:43 AM

40. Books. Plural. His career spanned over 50 years.

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From his foundation (he drew under the name "Herblock" ):

Herbert Block authored a total of 12 books: The Herblock Book (1952), Herblock's Here and Now (1955), Herblock's Special for Today (1958), Straight Herblock (1964), The Herblock Gallery (1968), Herblock's State of the Union (1972), Herblock Special Report (1974), Herblock on All Fronts (1980), Herblock Through the Looking Glass (1984), Herblock at Large (1987), Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life (1993), and Bella and Me (Life in the Service of a Cat) - (1995), updated Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life in paperback with an added chapter and 70 more cartoons (1998).

His career was almost concurrent with my dad's, and they knew each other for decades. Herb Block, Helen Thomas, Dave Broder, Art Buchwald, Jack Anderson, George Will, most of the Washington press did, right or left. DC is a very small town in that respect. My dad came to DC in 1950 as a correspondent for a one horse town on the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate New York, and never left, died there in 2000. He got out of Columbia Journalism School 1947, and was hoping for bigger things, but when his tiny paper sent him to DC as an experiment in 1950, he found his niche. After a few decades, he knew everybody, and everybody knew him--except the public. He was never burdened with the national spotlight, and he was fine with it. Many of his contemporaries, of course, like all of the above, went the other way, but among themselves, they treated each other as equals. Will, by far the youngest of the group, is still around, but the rest have passed on.

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