The Story Of Mankind

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Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, here is Hendrik van Loon's renowned classic, updated for the twenty-first century. First published in 1921, The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age. His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has ...
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Overview

Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, here is Hendrik van Loon's renowned classic, updated for the twenty-first century. First published in 1921, The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age. His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history. This new version, which retains van Loon's original illustrations, has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades--including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War, the Internet, and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science--and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century. Over 500,000 copies sold; translated into eighteen languages, the #2 best-selling nonfiction book in 1921, the year it was first published.

This classic history, first published in 1921 and winner of the first Newbery Medal, was illustrated in pen and ink by the author. This version has incorporated recent events to make it an up-to-date world history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434638489
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 10/11/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Hendrik Willem van Loon received worldwide acclaim for the many books that he both wrote and illustrated. Among his most beloved are The Story of America, The Story of the Bible and The Life and Times of Rembrandt. European born and educated, van Loon was a professor at Antioch College and lectured at Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Munich.

John Merriman is the Charles Seymour Professor of History at Yale University. A specialist in nineteenth century French history, Merriman earned his Ph. D at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many books, including The Margins of City Life: Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815-1851; Red City: Limoges and the French Nineteenth Century; The Agony of the Republic: The Repression of the Left in Revolutionary France, 1848-1851; and, most recently, The Stones of Balazuc: A French Village in Time (Norton, 2002). He regularly teaches the survey of modern European history at Yale.

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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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