“Beginning with early guy’s cave artwork, throughout the a long time to Harvey Pekar’s autobiographical comedian e-book series, American Splendor, and past, other people have at all times hired artwork and photographs to report their Non-public histories. With Making Historical past, Bruce Olav Solheim melds Historical past, autobiography, and comedian artwork into a wholly distinctive literary advent.
— Larry Jost, illustrator 

Making Historical past offers a wonderful edition of texts and pictures to the worldview and pursuits of these days’s Faculty scholar. The “Non-public Historical past” enriched so dramatically by way of Gary Dumm’s one-web page comedian artwork contributions, hits house the place a indifferent, in basic terms scholarly way does now not and can not. Bruce Solheim is a uniquely engaged trainer and textbook Writer, and scholars will welcome his paintings as one thing pricey to them in addition to helpful. — Paul Buhle, retired lecturer, Brown University
Writer/editor of a large number of histories and non-fiction comedian artwork volumes

It’s time to take Historical past in my opinion. This distinctive textual content takes an individual Strategy to American Historical past to get readers eager about their very own roles in making Historical past and empower them to make adjustments for the betterment in their united states of america.

This textual content is inspiring, awareness elevating, idea upsetting, compelling, and a excitement to learn. Making Historical past vividly captures the closing 125 years of our U.S. Historical past and does now not gloss over or slant the content material of our earlier, however items relatively each the nice and the unhealthy. 
— William V. Wenger, Colonel, USA (retired), industry government, Faculty professor, actor 

Making Historical past: A Non-public Strategy to Up to date American History starts with the essential aspect that even as so much usual textbooks seek advice from occasions that experience formed The us, those occasions did not occur to The us – they took place to particular person American citizens. It’s people who provide their lives in armed conflicts and lose their houses all over monetary downturns. 

With this standpoint in thoughts, scholars are ready to learn and suppose in a different way approximately submit-Civil Struggle Historical past, together with industrialization, the Spanish-American Struggle and Global Wars, the Melancholy, the Chilly Struggle, the Civil Rights Generation, Vietnam, the upward thrust of Up to date conservatism, and the rustic’s present state of decline. This model includes a new bankruptcy on reconstruction and an overview of the Obama presidency and the 2016 presidential election. The primary Historical past textbook to incorporate comedian e-book pages, Making History options {artpaintings|art work} by way of comedian e-book artist Gary Dumm of American Splendor

With its non-conventional tackle occasions and their affects, Making History is a contemporary choice for survey classes in American Historical past and historiography or categories in American civilization or pop culture.

Dr. Bruce Olav Solheim has written 5 books and 7 performs, and is a prominent professor of Historical past at Citrus Faculty in Glendora, California. Dr. Solheim based the Veterans Software at Citrus Faculty and cofounded the Boots to Books transition direction, that is The primary Faculty direction aimed toward returning veterans. He served for 6 years in the US Military as a prison defend and helicopter pilot. Dr. Solheim earned his doctorate in Historical past at Bowling Inexperienced State School and served as a Fulbright professor on the School of Tromsø in northern Norway.