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The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1 by Larry Gonick
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Mar 06, 09

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Need to reread it a few more times, but see the review for Cartoon History of the Universe Part 1. Similar issues here as with the 3rd installment in that the history gets kinda fragmented. Also, Gonick detracts from the timelessness and "outside observer" status of the books by making several pointed jabs at the Bush Administration. Yeah, I hate(d) them, too, but please, I'm sure your readers are intelligent enough to make a connection between Machiavelli's advice to use religion to manipulate people and Karl Rove's electoral strategies. Shoving it in our face hurts the book.
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