The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution Author Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN-10 0809094878
Year 2008-10-14
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Hill and Wang
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Our leaders swear to uphold it, our military to defend it. It is the blueprint for the shape and function of government itself and what defines Americans as Americans. But how many of us truly know our Constitution? The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation uses the art of illustrated storytelling to breathe life into our nation’s cornerstone principles. Simply put, it is the most enjoyable and groundbreaking way to read the governing document of the United States. Spirited and visually witty, it roves article by article, amendment by amendment, to get at the meaning, background, and enduring relevance of the law of the land. What revolutionary ideas made the Constitution’s authors dare to cast off centuries of rule by kings and queens? Why do we have an electoral college rather than a popular vote for president and vice president? How did a document that once sanctioned slavery, denied voting rights to women, and turned a blind eye to state governments running roughshod over the liberties of minorities transform into a bulwark of protection for all? The United States Constitution answers all of these questions. Sure to surprise, challenge, and provoke, it is hands down the most memorable introduction to America’s founding document.

The United States Constitution

The United States Constitution Author Thomas Jefferson
ISBN-10 1610660250
Year 2012
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher Writers of the Round Table
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Recounts in graphic novel format the events leading up to the adoption of the Constitution and the arguments that arose over its clauses, and explains the meaning of the original document.

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address Author Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN-10 0606317813
Year 2013-06-25
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Turtleback
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A graphic adaptation of the Gettysburg Address explains the events of the War, drawing on first-hand accounts from soldiers, slaves, and key figures and providing an understanding of the speech that marked America's new path.

The Comic Book Story of Beer

The Comic Book Story of Beer Author Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN-10 9781607746362
Year 2015-09-22
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A New York Times Best Seller A full-color, lushly illustrated graphic novel that recounts the many-layered past and present of beer through dynamic pairings of pictures and meticulously researched insight into the history of the world's favorite brew. The History of Beer Comes to Life! We drink it. We love it. But how much do we really know about beer? Starting from around 7000 BC, beer has emerged as a major element driving humankind’s development, a role it has continued to play through today’s craft brewing explosion. With The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever nonfiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage, you can follow along from the very beginning, as authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith team up with illustrator Aaron McConnell to present the key figures, events, and, yes, beers that shaped and frequently made history. No boring, old historical text here, McConnell’s versatile art style—moving from period-accurate renderings to cartoony diagrams to historical caricatures and back—finds an equal and effective partner in the pithy, informative text of Hennessey and Smith presented in captions and word balloons on each page. The end result is a filling mixture of words and pictures sure to please the beer aficionado and comics geek alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A People s History of American Empire

A People s History of American Empire Author Howard Zinn
ISBN-10 9781466837188
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Metropolitan Books
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Adapted from the bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world, told in comics form Since its landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has had six new editions, sold more than 1.7 million copies, become required classroom reading throughout the country, and been turned into an acclaimed play. More than a successful book, A People's History triggered a revolution in the way history is told, displacing the official versions with their emphasis on great men in high places to chronicle events as they were lived, from the bottom up. Now Howard Zinn, historian Paul Buhle, and cartoonist Mike Konopacki have collaborated to retell, in vibrant comics form, a most immediate and relevant chapter of A People's History: the centuries-long story of America's actions in the world. Narrated by Zinn, this version opens with the events of 9/11 and then jumps back to explore the cycles of U.S. expansionism from Wounded Knee to Iraq, stopping along the way at World War I, Central America, Vietnam, and the Iranian revolution. The book also follows the story of Zinn, the son of poor Jewish immigrants, from his childhood in the Brooklyn slums to his role as one of America's leading historians. Shifting from world-shattering events to one family's small revolutions, A People's History of American Empire presents the classic ground-level history of America in a dazzling new form.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Author Jonathan Hennessey
ISBN-10 9780399580017
Year 2017-08-08
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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A graphic novel biography of the American legend who inspired the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history—he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood bring Alexander Hamilton’s world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America.

Gettysburg

Gettysburg Author C. M. Butzer
ISBN-10 9780061561757
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Depicts in graphic novel format the Battle of Gettysburg, the national movement to create a memorial there, and the quiet day in 1863 when President Lincoln delivered his galvanizing speech.

DNA

DNA Author Israel Rosenfield
ISBN-10 9780231142717
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Traces the history of scientific studies into the nature of DNA and examines the impact of DNA research and genetic engineering on society.

Battle Lines

Battle Lines Author Ari Kelman
ISBN-10 9780809094745
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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"A graphic history of the Civil War, told through everyday objects"--

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution

The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution Author Richard Beeman
ISBN-10 9781101459003
Year 2010-08-31
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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What is the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court really allowed to do? This unique and handy guide includes the documents that guide our government, annotated with accessible explanations from one of America's most esteemed constitutional scholars. Known across the country for his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Professor Richard Beeman is one of the nation's foremost experts on the United States Constitution. In this book, he has produced what every American should have: a compact, fully annotated copy of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and amendments, all in their entirety. A marvel of accessibility and erudition, the guide also features a history of the making of the Constitution with excerpts from The Federalist Papers and a look at crucial Supreme Court cases that reminds us that the meaning of many of the specific provisions of the Constitution has changed over time. "Excellent . . . valuable and judicious." -Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten Man Author Amity Shlaes
ISBN-10 9780061807213
Year 2009-10-13
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes, one of the nation's most-respected economic commentators, offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. She traces the mounting agony of the New Dealers and the moving stories of individual citizens who through their brave perseverance helped establish the steadfast character we recognize as American today.

After 9 11

After 9 11 Author Sid Jacobson
ISBN-10 0809023709
Year 2008-08-19
Pages 149
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A pair of best-selling graphic-novel artists explores and depicts the post-September 11 world in illustrated form, in an intricately detailed work that depicts critical events, responses, and the consequences of the war on terror. Simultaneous.

Graphic Shakespeare

Graphic Shakespeare Author Penny Clarke
ISBN-10 1910706078
Year 2015-10-06
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Scribo
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Classic literature meets contemporary style in a vibrant introduction to five of Shakespeare's most popular plays. These engaging graphic novels, complete with captions in accessible modern English and key excerpts from the original dialogue, bring the Bard's dramatic scenes to life. A glossary at the foot of each page helps with any challenging vocabulary without disrupting the pleasurable reading experience. The five plays include: Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Race to Incarcerate

Race to Incarcerate Author Marc Mauer
ISBN-10 9781595585417
Year 2013-04-02
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher New Press, The
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"Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands." —Michelle Alexander More than 2 million people are now imprisoned in the United States, producing the highest rate of incarceration in the world. How did this happen? As the director of The Sentencing Project, Marc Mauer has long been one of the country’s foremost experts on sentencing policy, race, and the criminal justice system. His book Race to Incarcerate has become the essential text for understanding the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system; Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling The New Jim Crow, calls it "utterly indispensable." Now, Sabrina Jones, a member of the World War 3 Illustrated collective and an acclaimed author of politically engaged comics, has collaborated with Mauer to adapt and update the original book into a vivid and compelling comics narrative. Jones's dramatic artwork adds passion and compassion to the complex story of the penal system’s shift from rehabilitation to punishment and the ensuing four decades of prison expansion, its interplay with the devastating "War on Drugs," and its corrosive effect on generations of Americans. With a preface by Mauer and a foreword by Alexander, Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling presents a compelling argument about mass incarceration’s tragic impact on communities of color—if current trends continue, one of every three black males and one of every six Latino males born today can expect to do time in prison. The race to incarcerate is not only a failed social policy, but also one that prevents a just, diverse society from flourishing.