The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2 -

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2

From the Bastille to Baghdad



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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, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, World War I and II, and all the way to our recent imbroglios in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2 is a monumental, one might say "historic" achievement, at once edifying, irreverent, and wildly entertaining. Terry Jones of Monty Python said of the first volume of this series, "Obviously one of the great books of all time." And modern civilization's most recent act is no less enthralling.

Product code: 9780060760083

ISBN 9780060760083
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW187xS17
Series Cartoon Guide Series
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
On Sale Date 12/01/2010
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 and the working class, World Wars I and II, the Cold War era, religious fundamentalism, and the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.