Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1 Cover

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution

By Larry Gonick

Collins Publishers, Paperback, 9780060760045, 259pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2006

Advertisement
Description

The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up-to-date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization--and much more.

Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.

Advertisement