Cartoon History of the United States

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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.
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Overview

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.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062730985
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1991
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 173,270
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    excellent for history class

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2002

    JUST DON'T GET IT?

    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?

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