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The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part I: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution by Larry Gonick1
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part II: From the Bastille to Baghdad by Larry Gonick2

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  1. Cartoon History of the United States by Larry Gonick (1991)
  2. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics: Volume One: Microeconomics by Yoram Bauman (2010)
  3. The Cartoon Guide to Calculus by Larry Gonick (1600)
  4. Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work) in Words and Pictures by Michael Goodwin (2012)
  5. The Mystery of History Volume III: The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations by Linda Lacour Hobar (2008)
  6. The Oxford history of the British Empire, Volume 3 : The nineteenth century by Andrew Porter (1999)
  7. Feynman by Jim Ottaviani (2011)
  8. Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis (2008)
  9. Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 by Maya Jasanoff (2005)
  10. The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb (2009)
  11. The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other by Tzvetan Todorov (1982)
  12. The Big Book of Conspiracies (Factoid Books) by Doug Moench (1980)
  13. Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress by James Morris (1973)
  14. Age of Bronze Volume 1: A Thousand Ships by Eric Shanower (2001)
  15. The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy by Kirkpatrick Sale (1990)

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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