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The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated

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History comes alive!

Presented in a high-impact, graphic novel format, The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated is a visually exciting and easy-to- understand alternative to boring textbooks. Innovative design and lively illustrations transport readers back in time to witness these events and more:

*The changing lives of the Native Americans
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Alpha (first published December 2nd 2008)
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First off to the publishers of "The Complete Idiot's Guide To"

go F^(k yourselves!
heh heh

I resent this trademarked marketing ploy of insulting the reader.

That said, I did get this from the library so I am guilty of reading one of their books.

As a history refresher for someone who likes graphic novels this was very good.
In fact if it were,
than this book would be responsible for making MORE complete idiots and not fewer.

Very nice, but with a right-wing bias. Humorous, thorough, respectful of minorities and Native Americans, but ... said Thomas Jefferson was allied with "Republicans" -- repeated it six times without ever revealing those "Republicans" had nothing to do with the Republican Party. Painted everything FDR did as shady, even the New Deal and Social Security; and wrote off any responsibility Reagan had for Iran-Contra & the stratospheric rise in poverty & homelessness. Annoying, because overall ...more
Miroku Nemeth
“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to U.S History: Graphic Illustrated”, in many ways, is a worthwhile outline of some aspects of American history, though, in truth, it is a deeply flawed and deeply biased work. In general, there is a lot more labor history in this book than I expected (though some of Hite’s coverage of labor history is appalling), and that is a good thing. It is written in an often witty and sometimes genuinely humorous manner that actually in enjoyable to read, especially when accomp ...more
What is is what it is, a very concise history of the U.S. Not very deep but well written and illustrated, a great and quick read. Entertaining, fun and occasionally thoughtful, showing the communicative power of comics too. AND funny. It doesn't get 4 stars as it is too brief, leaves you wanting more.
Rob Stauffer
This was by far one of the funnest books I've read in a really long time. Not only is it fun to read, but I think the author chooses some very essential parts of history, while throwing in some humor as well. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, be it a history buff, graphic novel enthusiast, or someone wanting a quick refresher on U.S. History.
Excellent short and educating b/g to US history
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