THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS
From the gangs of ancient India to the modern mafia, THE BIG BOOK OF THUGS offers a historical and insightful overview of the most notorious gangs and mobs since the beginning of time. Analyzing the infamous group dynamic, this enrossing book delves into the immoral actions and tainted motivations of these organized packs. But neither romanticizing nor condemning their actions, this black and white comic text is an accurate portrait of the toughest mobs ever to walk the mean streets and rule the back alleys.
THE BIG BOOK OF HOAXES
THE BIG BOOK OF HOAXES is an entertaining encyclopedia of the most amazing deceptions, fables, and cons in the history of the world. Reporting on the unbelievable scams that have fooled people throughout time, this fascinating book documents the "true tales of the greatest lies ever told." From Orson Welles' War of the Worlds invasion to the actual sale of the Brooklyn Bridge to the woman who was impregnated by a six-foot rabbit, this black and white volume reveals just how gullible and manipulative man can be.
THE BIG BOOK OF THE '70S
THE BIG BOOK OF THE 70'S is a comprehensive and educational journey back to the most tumultuous and tacky decade of modern history. Using comic strips to revisit the "Me" Era, this entertaining cultural history text looks at the origins and emergence of such oddities as the pet rock, bell bottoms, mood rings, disco, streaking, and running. But at the same time deeper issues like Vietnam, the women's movement, terrorism, and the gasoline shortage are also treated with the respect that they deserve.