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Premiere Issue, War News 1991 Bush Kuwait Iraq Bombs

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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107


Premiere Issue, War News 1991 Bush Kuwait Iraq Bombs
Date: March 2, 1991
Premier Issue: Volume 1, Number 1
Place of publication: San Francisco & New York

Approximate size: 21.5" x 13.5"and 8 pages long
Condition: Very good.
Original price: "NOT FOR PROFIT $2.00"

2 sections. "Edited and Published by Warren Hinckle."

Headlines are historically interesting, such as "Latest Estimate Puts Real Costs of Persian Gulf Invasion at $3.4 Trillion / AIR WAR FAILS / Baghdad Being Bombed to Hell, but Foe's Army Remains Intact; Awesome Casualties Foreseen in Ground War / Pentagon Buries Actual Cost of War, Panel Says / Civilian Deaths Mount in Iraq, Americans Were Misled About Aims, Duration of Gulf War."

There is a Daniel Ellsberg commentary on the front page: "Male Violence, Machismo & Militarism." An art deco style illustration of "Baghdad at Night." A piece called "Full Text of Bush Letter to Saddam: A Speculation by Paul Krassner." And more!

Inside are more surprises... A Polo Dispatch by Hunter S. Thompson... an editorial by Michael Moore (title: "Why Sing When You Can Shoot?")... and an editorial that the San Francisco Examiner refused to publish, by Warren Hinckle, titled "If Saddam Hussein is Hitler, then George Bush is Tojo."

Several devastating editorial cartoons--works by Winston Smith, Gilbert Shelton, Mark Beyer, Z. I. Peht, Mark Zingarelli, and Deitch.

The paper has been stored folded (as shown).

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