The Cartoon History of the Modern World

The Cartoon History of the Modern World

Part II, From the Bastille to Baghdad

Book - 2009
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More than thirty years ago, master cartoonist and historian Larry Gonick began the epic task of creating a smart, accurate, and entertaining illustrated history of the world. In this, the fifth and final book of this critically acclaimed series, Gonick finally brings us up to the modern day. He picks up at the Enlightenment; continues through two and a half centuries of revolution, social and economic innovation, nationalism, colonialism, scientific progress, and the abolition of slavery; and concludes in the early 21st century with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Essentially a college-level course in modern world history, with equal attention given to every area of the globe, Gonick's witty and engaging pages bring the past to life and put a brilliant new spin on our world.--From publisher description
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060760083
Characteristics: viii, 260 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: From the Bastille to Baghdad


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Oct 04, 2010

OK to read but it's not really interesting to read about history in cartoon b/c it's somewhat confusing. On the other hand, it's nice to understand what happened in history by drawing cartoons.

Jul 07, 2010

Great for all ages. Fantastic read. Sweeping view of history.


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