The Story Of Mankind

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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Written for his grandchildren, The Story of Mankind intermingles personal anecdotes with the history of Western civilization, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern nation-state. Van Loon explains that he selected what to and what not to include by asking the question: Did the ...
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Overview

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Written for his grandchildren, The Story of Mankind intermingles personal anecdotes with the history of Western civilization, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern nation-state. Van Loon explains that he selected what to and what not to include by asking the question: Did the person or event in question perform an act without which the entire history of civilization would have been different? Well written, informative, and vastly entreating.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604598483
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2010
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 456,080
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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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 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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