I recently read the book "Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel" and was impressed by the subdued tones of the presentation, the lack of graphic gore and the general historical accuracy. It is a book that could be used as a primer on the battle in history classes. Does anybody know of any other graphic novels that could be used to teach students history or any other subject?
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October 03, 2011
Haven't heard of this book but I do have O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln on hold at my local library. You may want to check that one out as I hear it is pretty good.
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September 23, 2011
I read a Free Comic Book Day version of that, it was well done. I know of Classics Illustrated but they are usually adaptations of classic stories. I know Marvel Comics did a classics line, actually two. One was an adaptation written by Roy Thomas of the Dorian Gray story and another comics series that attempted the same as Classics. A guy on Amazon made an interesting list too: http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Graphic-Novels/lm/R1XZF2TFVGIMXZ I bet if you look at the publisher's website of the Gettysburg story that you'll see more of that type of graphic novel. Looks very interesting.