The Cartoon History of the Modern World
Part II, From the Bastille to BaghdadBook - 2009
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, nationalism, colonialism, scientific progress, and the abolition of slavery; and concludes in the early 21st century with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Essentially a college-level course in modern world history, with equal attention given to every area of the globe, Gonick's witty and engaging pages bring the past to life and put a brilliant new spin on our world.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harper, ♭2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 909.0802 G588C 2009
Characteristics: viii, 260 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: From the Bastille to Baghdad