The Cartoon History of the Universe II, Volumes 8-13 by Larry Gonick
From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Pt.2)

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Here's a new installment of the phenomenal  bestseller that Publishers Weekly  selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all  time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient  India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is  hip, funny, and full of info.

B & W  illustrations.

About Larry Gonick

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Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. 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 staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.
Published October 1, 1994 by Doubleday. 320 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Problems of succession lead to lots of lurid anecdotes about perverse and insatiable emperors, violent entertainments, brutal conquests--all of which Gonick records with Mad-like irreverence.

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