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  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847927064
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $39.99

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

In the twentieth century,European democracies collapsed into fascism. From Nazism to communism, these were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth.

Societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances. In On Tyranny, Timothy Snyder provided twenty essential lessons to avoid the same fate as the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism. In this graphic edition, award-winning illustrator Nora Krug creates a highly inventive, vivid portrait of those important lessons, bringing action to life with colour and creativity.

In a time of uncertainty and instability, On Tyranny emphasizes the importance of deliberate participation in resistance.

  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9781847927064
  • Imprint: Bodley Head
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $39.99

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

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