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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

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Published by Hard Press .
Written in English

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8422405M
ISBN 101406942855
ISBN 109781406942859

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.   Despite its ponderous title, The Story Of Mankind is a lively book, laced with dry humor and wry observations. Although broad in scope, the book is capable of delving beneath the surface, as in its discussion of the Third World's own three "worlds." Nonetheless, some modern-day topics are given short shrift: AIDS is covered in a mere five 4/5. THE STORY OF MANKIND HIGH Up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak. When the rock has thus been worn away, then . Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

  The Story of Mankind seems to be used as a core or spine world history by an increasing number of homeschoolers, particularly those looking for a history written from something other than a Protestant perspective. While the author was himself a Protestant, this history reads as if it was written by a secular humanist for the most : Cathy Duffy. A book that won the Newberry Prize in for an Outstanding Contribution in Children's Literature, The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik van Loon is indeed a classic that has been enjoyed by generations of children and adults. The book is an engagingly written work, dedicated to the author Hendrik van Loon's two young son's Hansje and Willem.5/5(3). The Story of Mankind revolutionized former methods of telling history. It received the first Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. Nevertheless, critics and public alike hailed it as a book for all ages. Van Loon recounts history as living news, relating everything in the past to the present. Read The Mercantile System of The Story of Mankind by Henrik Willem van Loon. The text begins: HOW THE NEWLY FOUNDED NATIONAL OR DYNASTIC STATES OF EUROPE TRIED TO MAKE THEMSELVES RICH AND WHAT WAS MEANT BY THE MERCANTILE SYSTEM WE have seen how, during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries, the states of our modern world began to take shape.

The Story of Mankind by Henrik Willem van Loon. The Story of Mankind () was the first book to win the Newbery Medal for its contribution to children's literature in It is a summary of western civilization especially for children (though adults will also appreciate the history refresher; a few paragraphs summarize each major event). "The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik Willem Van Loon is a tale of mankind's development from the nothingness of the origins of the planet through modern day science and technology. Written early in the 20th century, the information in the novel is clearly dated, but still manages to provide a base for young readers as to the origins of man. The Story of Mankind Quotes Showing of 11 “On the other hand, when you grow up you will discover that some of the people in this world never passed beyond the stage of the cave-man.” ― Hendrik Willem van Loon, The Story of MankindAuthor: Hendrik Willem van Loon. The two readers do a wonderful job of conveying van Loon's warm and humanistic history of mankind for children of all ages. The book The Story of Mankind was featured as one of the few books thought worthy of being salvaged from an earth about to be destroyed by colliding planets in the George Pal sci-fi classic 'When Worlds Collide', for good reason.