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The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1 by Larry Gonick
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May 30, 2008

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bookshelves: non-fiction, read-in-2008
Read in June, 2008

Genre: non-fiction, history, tongue-in-cheek history...

I didn't find this as much fun as the Cartoon History of the Universe trilogy... despite the fact that it picks up where the previous series left off... I think it tried to fit too much in too few pages. It was much more choppy then the other cartoon histories, and I don't think it drew connections as clearly. There are better overviews to Early Modern history then this, although it does have the benefit of not focusing solely on Europe, which is a failing of most overviews. (This is compared to the earlier books, which I thought were some of the best overviews of Antiquity and Medieval history I'd encountered - as well as being amusing and fun to read).

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