The Cartoon History Of The Modern World Volume 1

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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.

Cartoon History of the World Vol. 1

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The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up–to–date 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, Globalization––and much more.

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Author Larry Gonick
Publisher Collins Reference
Page Count 258pp
Publication Size 7.5 x 9.25
Publication Notes Softcover, b/w
Publication Date December 26, 2006
ISBN 978-0060760045

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