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Cartoon History of the United States
     

Cartoon History of the United States

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by Larry Gonick
 

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What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik?

Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out

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What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik?

Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
A perfect gift for that teenager who simply can't get American history straight . . .
Los Angeles Times
Gonick's irreverent humor is effective . . . the text sparkles . . .
Comics Journal
. . . a vital, dynamic, and consistently challenging panorama of our past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062730985
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
120,286
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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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Cartoon History of the United States 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I've ever bought. I'm a high school social studies teacher and I frequently use bits from Gonick's book for activities, illustrations, and other ways of enhancement for my classes and lessons. The best thing about the book is the fact that it is historically accurate, detailed, and, most of all, entertaining. Also, the material is very well connected and organized chronologically so that everything makes sense. Everything you need to know about American history and everything your textbook didn't make clear is in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
In eighth grade I stunk at history as I hated everything that had to do with it. I went from an 86 to 126 on my final grade! My teacher showed me how easy it was through common sense and humor. I thought 'Why don't they make a book like that?' and then when I started searching for books because I was actually interested in history for once, I found this book. You don't understand how special this is. A fourteen year old girl actually liking history. Anyway, I found this book and if I didn't understand something at school, I'd just look it up and there it was, in a hilarious cartoon! It is so cool. You must have this book. It's great for kids and adults alike. My teacher has read it so many times that when he turns the pages they crinkle. The jokes are actually funny. This book is great if ya just don't get it. Ya know what I mean?