The Cartoon History of the Modern World: Pt. 1: From Columbus to the Constitution

The Cartoon History of the Modern World: Pt. 1: From Columbus to the Constitution

Paperback Cartoon History of the Modern World

By (author) Larry Gonick

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 234mm x 20mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0060760044
  • ISBN 13: 9780060760045
  • Illustrations note: Cartoon illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,590

Product description

"Cartoon History of the Modern World" is a wickedly funny take on modern history. In two volumes of engaging and witty graphics, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities, and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries. Volume I of the "Carton History of the Modern World" picks up where Gonick's bestselling "Cartoon History of the Universe" left off with Christopher Columbus about to set sail on his fateful voyage to the New World. The book also opens with the history of Aztec and Inca, the empires in Asia, and the formation of the first fully global system of trade and ideas. Next comes the Protestant Reformation, the reorientation of Europe and the birth of modern political philosophy and science. The final section covers the competition between France and Britain in North America and culminates with the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution.

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Author information

LARRY GONICK has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for over thirty years, he wrote his first guide in 1971: Blood From a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform. He has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.