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< P> The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up& ndash; to& ndash; 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& ndash; & ndash; and much more. < /P> < P> 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.< /P>

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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.

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.

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In this wickedly funny take on modern history, best-selling author Larry Gonick picks up where his award-winning Cartoon History of the Universe left off. This first part of The Cartoon History of the Modern World opens with the history of ancient Mexico, the arrival of Columbus in the New World, the Spanish conquest, the Portuguese empire in Asia, and the formation of the first fully global system of trade and ideas. Next comes the Protestant Reformation, the expansion of Holland and England, and the birth of modern political philosophy and science. The final section covers the competition between France and Britain in North America and culminates with a global perspective on the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution.

About the Author

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. 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 staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.

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olivecat, December 8, 2007 (view all comments by olivecat)
This comic book makes history interesting in a unique and insightful way. As the title says, this covers the world from the age of Columbus to the time of the U.S. Constitution. There are 2 earlier titles (The Cartoon History of the Universe Parts I and II). I can't wait for the next installment!
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ISBN:
9780060760045
Author:
Gonick, Larry
Publisher:
Collins Publishers
Author:
by Larry Gonick
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.20x7.36x.70 in. 1.00 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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.

"Synopsis" by , In this wickedly funny take on modern history, best-selling author Larry Gonick picks up where his award-winning Cartoon History of the Universe left off. This first part of The Cartoon History of the Modern World opens with the history of ancient Mexico, the arrival of Columbus in the New World, the Spanish conquest, the Portuguese empire in Asia, and the formation of the first fully global system of trade and ideas. Next comes the Protestant Reformation, the expansion of Holland and England, and the birth of modern political philosophy and science. The final section covers the competition between France and Britain in North America and culminates with a global perspective on the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution.
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