Timothy Snyder

Nov 16, 2021

On Tyranny Graphic Edition

Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Ten Speed Press 2021

Nora Krug and Timothy Snyder have published On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Graphic Edition with Ten Speed Press, 2021. The book contains the slightly updated text from Professor Snyder’s best-selling 2017 edition but now gorgeously illustrated with Professor Krug’s artwork. Timothy Snyder, the Levin Professor of History at Yale University, is a prolific historian of Eastern and Central Europe in the 20th century who focuses on the violence of totalitarian regimes. He has published too many books to list here his 2010 Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and 2015 Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning deserve special mention. Nora Krug is a graphic artist, author, and Associate Professor of Illustrations at Parsons School of Design. Her 2019 autobiography Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home received substantial acclaim and was the recipient of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in autobiography. Nora Krug was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2019. Her drawings and visual narratives have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Le Monde diplomatique.

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Michael Vann

Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he’s not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California.

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