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

Paperback | October 6, 2009

byLarry Gonick

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“From the Bastille to Baghdad,” The Cartoon History of the World Part 2 is the conclusion (for the moment) of Larry Gonick’s award-winning and bestselling annals of humankind presented in graphic novel form. Picking up after the American Revolution, where Part 1 left off, Part 2 opens with the Enlightenment and rolls across Napoleon, t...

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From celebrated artist Lary Gonick, here is the extraordinary story of the modernworld, from the French Revolution to today.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 t...

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 forMusemagazine. He lives in San Fra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 7.38 × 0.68 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060760087

ISBN - 13:9780060760083

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“Funny, informative, and comprehensive, Gonick’s history concludes with this second volume. His unique wit, sense of irony, and passion for humanity’s complex story of triumphs, compromises, and disasters are as evident here as they are in his previous books... An insightful review of history.”