Selected Books and Articles

Harry L. Katz is an accomplished author and visual historian his recent books include Mark Twain’s America (Little Brown and Library of Congress, 2014), Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (W.W. Norton, 2012), Baseball Americana: Treasures of the Library of Congress (Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution Press, 2009) and Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist (LC, The Herb Block Foundation and W.W. Norton, 2009). His work has appeared in such magazine as National Geographic, Smithsonian, American Heritage, Publisher’s Weekly, and Civilization.

Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images (Little Brown and Library of Congress, 2014). Visual history of America during the Age of Twain, featuring Library of Congress collections. NY Times praised as “notable” for its representation of historical images depicting the great humorist and his times.

Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront (W.W. Norton, 2012) First major survey of Civil War battle sketches in fifty years. Featured in National Geographic May 2012. Called a “landmark” book by Library Journal.

“A Sketch in Time,” Special Artists of the Civil War, in National Geographic, May 2012.

“Warped with Fancy, Woofed with Dreams: George Herriman’s Krazy Kat,” Essay in Krazy Kat & the Art of George Herriman A Celebration, Edited by Craig Yoe (Harry N. Abrams Comic Arts, 2011)

Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist (W.W. Norton, LC and The Herb Block Foundation, 2009). New York Times Best Gift Books List 2009

Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress (HarperCollins/Smithsonian Books and LC, 2009}. Sports Illustrated praised the book as “treasure trove,” New York Times Best Gift Books List 2009

“Double Play,” in Indelible Images, Smithsonian Magazine, September 2009

Introduction, The American Scene on Paper: The Jason Schoen Collection (Georgia Museum of Art, 2008).  Eric Hoffer Award winner for Academic Press. Beautiful book showcasing American realist prints and drawings, 1900-1950.

Cartoon America: Comic Art at the Library of Congress (LC and Harry N. Abrams, 2006).  Finalist, 2007 Will Eisner and Harvey Awards.

“Building Block” in David Wallis, ed., Killed Cartoons: Casualties From The War on Free Expression, W.W. Norton, 2006.

“Democracy’s Weapon: Arthur Szyk in America,” The Arthur Szyk Society Newsletter, June 2005

“A History of American Editorial Cartoons,” in Nieman [Foundation] Reports, Harvard University, winter 2004

Gathering History: The Marian S. Carson Collection of Americana, Library of Congress and University of New England Press, 1999. Book commemorating acquisition of the Carson Collection, characterized by the Librarian of Congress as “the most significant acquisition of Americana by the Library of Congress in this century.”

“The Lefties: Cartoonists of The Masses,” in Civilization Magazine (guest edited by Jules Feiffer), Vol. 5, no. 3 (June/July 1998).

Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States, Library of Congress and Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. A visual exploration of American history through objects selected by curators from the Library of Congress collections. American Association of Museums Book of the Year, 1998.

American Treasures at the Library of Congress, Library of Congress and Harry N. Abrams, 1997. Illustrated companion catalogue to Library’s treasures exhibition.

“Love, Lies, and Wood Engravings: Alfred Waud in Boston, 1856-60,” in Imprint, Vol. 22, no. 2 (Fall 1997).