Illuminating with the Enlightenment, this title presents the French Revolution, followed by Napoleon's conquests. It covers things from the Opium Wars to the post-Napoleonic world, industrialisation and the working class, World Wars I and II, the Cold War era, religious fundamentalism, and the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.