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Pride of Baghdad

Pride of Baghdad
By Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
HC, FC, $19.99
ISBN: 1401203140
EAN: 9781401203146

In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live life in captivity?

Reviewed in Library Journal