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The cartoon history of the modern world. Part II, From the Bastille to Baghdad

Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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More than thirty years ago, master cartoonist and historian Larry Gonick began the epic task of creating a smart, accurate, and entertaining illustrated history of the world. In this, the fifth and final book of this critically acclaimed series, Gonick finally brings us up to the modern day. He picks up at the Enlightenment; continues through two and a half centuries of revolution, social and economic innovation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Nonfiction comics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Gonick
ISBN: 9780060760083 0060760087
OCLC Number: 232978194
Description: viii, 260 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Guns, gold, and good intentions --
Free trade --
What modern means --
Bright lights --
Elegy for the enlightenment.
Other Titles: From the Bastille to Baghdad
Responsibility: Larry Gonick.

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Illuminating with the Enlightenment, this title presents the French Revolution, followed by Napoleon's conquests. It covers things from the Opium Wars to the post-Napoleonic world, industrialisation  Read more...

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"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 Read more...

 
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