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... for Beginners
(Publisher: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative. Country: UK.)


Marx for Beginners by Rius (Writers and Readers Publishing, 1976) (image)

Marx for Beginners
by Rius
London, Writers and Readers Publishing, 1976.
Paperback copy. Illustrated. 156 pages.


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... FOR BEGINNERS" SERIES
Series Note:
This series was published by the following publishers:
- Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative [UK, 1975- ];
then: Writers and Readers Limited [UK, mid-1980s] and Writers and Readers Publishing, Inc. [US, mid 1980s];
- Unwin Paperbacks [UK, 1990s];
- Icon Books [UK, 1990s];
- For Beginners, LLC [US, 2001-]

Retitled as "Introducing...", many of the books were published by the following publishers:
- Totem [US, ...]
- Icon [US, ...]


"[t]he ... For Beginners graphic nonfiction series of documentary comic books on complex topics, covering subjects from Freud and Marx to Elvis Presley and DNA. Meant to appeal to young “non-readers,” as well as people who wish to broaden their knowledge without attending a university, the series has sold more than a million copies. (...)

Cuba para principiantes (by Rius) (1960)

Cuba para principiantes by Rius
Mexico City, Fondo de Cultura Popular, 1969. 6th edition.
Illustrated paperback. 158 pages. Spanish text.

The innovative publishing approach (mixing caricatures with humorous text and an underlying serious message) of this anti-U.S. history of the Cuban Revolution was the inspiration for the For Beginners series.


"The ... For Beginners series has its origins in two Spanish-language books, Cuba para principiantes (1960) and Marx para principiantes (1972) by the Mexican political cartoonist and writer Rius, pocket books which put their content over in a humorous comic book way but with a serious underlying purpose."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_Beginners,_LLC

For Beginners® books are a documentary, graphic non-fiction series

Every book in the series serves one purpose: to present to the reader in a straightforward, accessible manner the works of great thinkers and subjects alike. With subjects ranging from philosophy, to politics, to art and beyond, the For Beginners® series covers a range of familiar concepts in a humorous comic book-style, and takes a readily comprehensible approach that respects the intelligence of its audience. This series is for those who want to know more about a subject, but don’t want to get bogged down in dry facts. Each book is painstakingly researched, written and illustrated in a style that best suits the subject.

Dedicated to Glenn Thompson, the inventor of and the inspiration behind Writers and Readers and the For Beginners series.
http://www.forbeginnersbooks.com/catalog.html

"The Introducing... series and the ...For Beginners series are two book series of graphic guides covering key thinkers and topics in philosophy, psychology and science, and many others in politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and other areas. Books are written by an expert in the field and illustrated, comic-book style, by a leading graphic artist."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introducing..._and_...For_Beginners_book_series

Graphic Guides are unique, comic book-style introductions to humankind’s biggest ideas and thinkers.
http://www.introducingbooks.com/graphic-guides/

Titles arranged by serial number

1 Cuba
2 Marx
3 Lenin
4 Nuclear Power
5 Freud
6 Einstein
7 Mao
8 Trotsky
9 Capitalism
10 Ecology
11
12 Das Kapital
13 Economics
14 Darwin
15 Food
16 French Revolution
17 Ireland
18 DNA
19 Peace
20 Medicine
21 Orwell
22
23 Nicaragua
24 Black History
25
26 Zen
27
28 Reich
29
30 Computers
31 Architecture
32
33
34
35 Elvis

Further "... for Beginners" titles with unidentified serial numbers or without serial numbers

Addiction and Recovery
Anarchy
Arabs and Israel
Astrology
Babies
Barthes
Biology
Black Panthers
Black Women
Body
Brain
Buddha
Bukowski
Camus
Chaos
Classical Music
Cultural Studies
Cyberspace
Derrida
Descartes
Domestic Violence
Economists
English Language
Erotica
Ethics
Evolutionary Psychology
Fascism
Feminism
Foucault
Genetics
Gestalt
Health Care
Hemingway
History of Cinema
History of Clowns
Holocaust
Islam
Jazz
Jesus
JFK
Joyce
Judaism
Jung
Kafka
Kant
Keynes
Kierkegaard
Klein
Lacan
London
Mafia
Malcolm X
Mandala
Martial Arts
Miles Davis
Mind and Brain
Muhammad (OR Muhammed)
Newton
Nietzsche
Opera
Pan Africanism
Philosophy
Picasso
Post Feminism
Postmodernism
Psychiatry
Psychology
Quantum Mechanics
Rainforests
Reagan
Romanticism
Sade
Sartre
Saussure
Semiotics
Sex
Shakespeare
Socialism
Sociology
Stephen Hawking
The Universe
UN
UNICEF
Universe
US Constitution
Wittgenstein
World War 2

Titles Available in February 2016
Source:
http://www.forbeginnersbooks.com/catalog.html

African History For Beginners by Herb Boyd, Illustrated by Shey Wolvek-Pfister
American Presidency For Beginners by Justin Slaughter Doty, Ills by Kwadwo Amo-Mensah
Anarchism For Beginners by Marcos Mayer, Illustrated by Hector A. Sanguillano
Arabs and Israel For Beginners by Ron David, Illustrated by Susan David
Art Theory For Beginners by Richard Osborne and Dan Sturgis, Illustrated by Natalie Turner
Astronomy For Beginners by Jeff Becan, Illustrated by Sarah Becan
Ayn Rand For Beginners by Andrew Bernstein, Illustrated by Owen Brozman
Barack Obama For Beginners by Bob Neer, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Ben Franklin For Beginners by Tim Ogline
Black History For Beginners by Denise Dennis, Illustrated by Susan Willmarth
Black Holocaust For Beginners by S.E. Anderson, Illustrated by Vanessa Holly
Black Panthers For Beginners by Herb Boyd, Illustrated by Lance Tooks
Black Women For Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp, Illustrated by Beverly Hawkins Hall
Buddha For Beginners by Stephen T. Asma, PhD
Bukowski For Beginners by Carlos Polimeni, Illustrated by Miguel Repiso
Chomsky For Beginners by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Paul Gordon
Civil Rights For Beginners by Paul Von Blum, Illustrated by Frank Reynoso
Climate Change For Beginners by Dean Goodwin, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Dada and Surrealism For Beginners by Elsa Bethanis, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Dante For Beginners by Joe Lee
Deconstruction For Beginners by Jim Powell, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Democracy For Beginners by Robert Cavalier, Illustrated by Reuben Negron
Derrida For Beginners by Jim Powell, Illustrated by Van Howell
Eastern Philosophy For Beginners by Jim Powell, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Existentialism For Beginners by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Fanon For Beginners by Deborah Wyrick, Ph.D.
FDR and The New Deal For Beginners by Paul Buhle, Illustrated by Sabrina
Jones
French Revolutions For Beginners by Michael J. LaMonica, Illustrated by Tom Motley
Foucault For Beginners by Lydia Alix Fillingham, Illustrated by Moshe Susser
Gender & Sexuality For Beginners by Jaimee Garbacik, Illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis
Greek Mythology For Beginners by Joe Lee
Heidegger For Beginners by Eric Charles Lemay and Jennifer A. Pitts, Illustrated by Paul Gordon
The History of Classical Music For Beginners by R. Ryan Endris, Illustrated by Joe Lee
The History of Opera For Beginners by Ron David, Illustrated by Sara Woolley
Islam For Beginners by M.I. Matar, Illustrated by H.N. Haddad
Jane Austen For Beginners by Robert Dryden, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Jung For Beginners Written by Jon Plantania, Ph.D., Illustrated by Joe Lee
Kierkegaard For Beginners Written and Illustrated by Donald D. Palmer
Lacan For Beginners by Phillip Hill, Illustrated by David Leach
Lincoln For Beginners by Paul Buhle, Illustrated by Sharon Rudahl
Linguistics For Beginners by W. Terrence Gordon, Illustrated by Susan Willmarth
Malcolm X For Beginners Written and Illustrated by Bernard Aquina Doctor
Marx's Das Kapital For Beginners by Michael Wayne, Illustrated by Sungyon Choi
McLuhan For Beginners by Terrance Gordan, Illustrated by Susan Willmarth
Music Theory For Beginners by R. Ryan Endris, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Nietzsche For Beginners by Marc Sautet, Illustrated by Patrick Boussignac
Paul Robeson For Beginners by Paul Von Blum, Illustrated by Elizabeth Von Blum & Ramses
Philosophy For Beginners by Richard Osborne, Illustrated by Ralph Edney
Plato For Beginners by Robert Cavalier, Illustrated by Eric Lurio
Poetry For Beginners by Margaret Chapman and Kathleen Welton, Illustrated by Reubon Negron
Postmodernism For Beginners by Jim Powell, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Relativity and Quantum Physics For Beginners by Steven L. Manly, Illustrated by Steven Fournier
Sartre For Beginners Written and Illustrated by Donald D. Palmer
Saussure For Beginners by W. Terrence Gordon, Illustrated by Abbe Lubell
Shakespeare For Beginners by Brandon Toropov, Illustrated by Joe Lee
Stanislavski For Beginners by David Allen, Illustrated by Jeff Fallow
Structuralism and Poststructuralism For Beginners by Donald D. Palmer
Unions For Beginners by Davis Cogswell, Illustrated by C.M. Butzer
US Constitution For Beginners by Steve Bachmann, Illustrated by Jorge Diaz
Women's History For Beginners by Bonnie J. Morris, Ph. D., Illustrated by Phill Evans
Zen For Beginners by Judith Blackstone and Zoran Josipovic, Illustrated by Naomi Rosenblatt
Zinn For Beginners by David Cogswell, Illustrated by Joe Lee


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