The Story of Mankind (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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This history of the world for young readers, published in 1921, won the first Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature in 1922.  Beginning with primitive man, Van Loon sets out to trace the various strands of civilization, from art to agriculture to religion, focusing on the importance of singular events and individuals.   

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The Story of Mankind (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This history of the world for young readers, published in 1921, won the first Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature in 1922.  Beginning with primitive man, Van Loon sets out to trace the various strands of civilization, from art to agriculture to religion, focusing on the importance of singular events and individuals.   

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411436442
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 720,315
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882-1944) was a Dutch-American writer and journalist.  Born in Rotterdam, he became an American citizen in 1919.  As a journalist, he covered the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the start of World War I.  He wrote a number of well-received children's books, many of which he illustrated himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Herdly readable :(

    There are so many errors in text and format so it us nearly impossible to be read on any nook :( good thing it was free

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Terrible formatting

    It is impossible to read this on the nook. Most characters appear wrong. I think all these badly formatted books should be made unavailable (or else reformatted)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2002

    The Story Of Mankind

    I really like this book because it tells a ton of interesting stuff about history. If your a history nut you'll love this book. I got interested in it because i love Newberry Award Books and this book won the very first Newberry Award In 1922.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Unreable copy

    Unfortunately, this digitized copy is too unreadable to be useful. May 2012

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    This edition

    This copy is unreadable not that hard to fix a scan before offering to customers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    A Favorite of mine

    Awesome book that was just... AMAZING!!!! It was also the very first newberry award winner, and im reading all of the winners in chronological order so this is how I found this book! Im reccomending this to everyone I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Sooo good

    Omg such a good book and i would totally recomend readu,ing it for a book report or project in school!

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    Posted May 14, 2011

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    Posted January 13, 2011

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