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  • Published: 28 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529193459
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

On Tyranny Graphic Edition

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

A graphic edition of Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny, the New York Times bestselling guide to protect democracy and resist modern-day authoritarianism.

A captivating graphic edition of Timothy Snyder's bestselling book of lessons for surviving and resisting the arc toward authoritarianism.

Timothy Snyder's On Tyranny is one of the essential books of recent years, using the darkest moments in twentieth-century history to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism. These include a warning to be aware of how symbols used today could affect tomorrow, an urgent reminder to research everything for yourself and to the fullest extent, and an encouragement to use personalised and individualised speech rather than clichéd phrases when arguing a point

In this graphic edition, Nora Krug draws from her highly inventive style in Heimat - at once a graphic memoir, collage-style scrapbook, historical narrative and trove of memories - to breathe new life, colour and power into Snyder's modern classic, turning a quick-read pocket guide of lessons into a visually striking rumination and call for action.

History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In a time of great uncertainty and instability, this edition of On Tyranny emphasises the importance of being active, conscious, and deliberate participants in resistance.

  • Published: 28 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529193459
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the authors

Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder is Levin Professor of History at Yale University and the author of a number of critically acclaimed books including The Road to Unfreedom and most recently On Tyranny which was an international bestseller.

His previous books include Black Earth, which was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the annual prize of the Dutch Auschwitz Committee; and Bloodlands, which won the Hannah Arendt Prize, the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award in the Humanities and the literature award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

Praise for On Tyranny Graphic Edition

Vastly important, deeply affecting, powerful, magnificent

Philippe Sands, author of East West Street and The Ratline

A more concise, profound, or essential book on the subject does not exist

J.J. Abrams, filmmaker, Star Trek and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

On Tyranny is a must read, a clear-eyed guidebook... a manual for how to protect and preserve Democracy

Ken Burns, filmmaker

Nora Krug has visualized and rendered some of the most valuable lessons of the 20th century

Shepard Fairey, artist and activist

One of the most important books of our time... This book should be read and experienced by everyone, its lessons carved into our hearts

Nate Powell, graphic novelist, March and Save It for Later

Krug's illustrated edition of On Tyranny is more than an instant classic. It is an act of resistance - and a gift of love

Joshua Oppenheimer, filmmaker, The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence

A chilling description of how authoritarian mindsets work

Hillary Clinton

Her colorful images here - some drawn and some collaged, including many historical photos and artifacts - add a new layer of complexity, and make the search for understanding in images of the past part of the story

New York Times

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