The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2: From the Bastille to Baghdad

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2: From the Bastille to Baghdad

by Larry Gonick

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060760083
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 261,676
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 17 - 18 Years

About 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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K. Thor Jensen

“With limber pen and nimble mind, Larry Gonick completes a cartoon journey that started at the dawn of time. Brisk, informative, and hilarious, The Cartoon History Of The Modern World fills us in on exactly how we got so screwed up on a global scale.”

Bryan Caplan

“Full of facts and wisdom, horror and humor….Gonick’s one-two punch of pictures and words isn’t just a gimmick; it makes it much easier to remember the facts of history. If we really wanted kids (or adults!) to learn history, we’d throw away our textbooks, and teach Gonick.”

Alex Robinson

“Gonick makes history fun for comic book nerds and comics readable for history nerds. If you’ve ever looked around this modern world and wondered how we got into this mess, it’s time to curl up with his latest book. You won’t even realize you’re learning—histo-tainment at its best.”

Jeffrey Brown

“Like any good historian, Larry Gonick seasons his facts with a good dose of perspective, and like any good cartoonist, he mixes his drama with a good dose of humor.”

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