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Published:January 17th, 2007 07:43 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Larry Gonick, Author of The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

Judyth Piazza chats with Larry Gonick, Author of The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than thirty years, starting with Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform in 1971. He has been a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He has nearly one million copies of the Cartoon Guides in print.

About the Book:

In this wickedly funny take on modern history, best-selling author Larry Gonick picks up where his award-winning Cartoon History of the Universe left off. This first part of The Cartoon History of the Modern World opens with the history of ancient Mexico, the arrival of Columbus in the New World, the Spanish conquest, the Portuguese empire in Asia, and the formation of the first fully global system of trade and ideas. Next comes the Protestant Reformation, the expansion of Holland and England, and the birth of modern political philosophy and science. The final section covers the competition between France and Britain in North America and culminates with a global perspective on the American Revolution and U.S. Constitution.

For More Information:  www.larrygonick.com