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Joe Sacco: "The Great War"

Midway through World War I, British and Allied forces launched an unprecedented assault on German troops at the Battle of the Somme. Combat raged for four months, resulting in more than a million casualties, many sustained on the first day of fighting. In his latest work, graphic novelist Joe Sacco uses a single page that spans 24 feet to tell the story of the Somme's beginning without words. He joins us to discuss "The Great War" and his award-winning work, which blends journalism and cartoons.

Images From "The Great War" By Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco's "The Great War" is a 24-foot-long, accordion-fold panorama of the Battle of the Somme.


French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel'

Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'?

It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

Snapshots 2016: Trump's Message Resonates With A Master Cabinet Maker

From time to time during this election season we'll be introducing you to ordinary people that our reporters meet out on the campaign trail. Today: a snapshot from a Donald Trump rally in New Hampshire.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

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