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Cartoon History of Modern World Volume 2 : Bastille to Baghdad

Larry Gonick
Larry Gonick

The second part of The Cartoon History of the Modern World (subtitled Bastille to Baghdad) picks up where the first part left off, right after the American Revolution. Gonick illuminates with the Enlightenment, then goes deep into the French Revolution, followed by Napoleon's conquests. He covers everything from the Opium Wars to the post-Napoleonic world, industrialization and the working class, early 20th-century revolutionaries, World Wars I and II, the Cold War era, religious fundamentalism, and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.


A wickedly funny take on modern history presented as a graphic novel in an engaging and humorous style, Gonick puts his own spin on the history, personalities, and events that have shaped the world we inhabit today. Fun (and informative) for adults, brilliant for getting kids to learn some history in a highly enjoyable way. You can read an interview with Larry we posted on the FPI blog back when the first volume of this series was coming out.


Larry Gonick, paperback, 208 pages, published October 2009


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