Cartoon History of the Modern World From Columbus to the U. S. Constitution

ISBN-10: 0060760044
ISBN-13: 9780060760045
Edition: 2007
Authors: Larry Gonick
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Description: The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and uptodate course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style,  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and uptodate course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalizationand much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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