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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Publisher: New York : Cosimo Classics, ©2005.
Series: Cosimo classics history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
ISBN: 1596051787 9781596051782 9781596059566 1596059567
OCLC Number: 65978735
Notes: Originally published: New York : Boni and Liveright, 1921.
Awards: Newbery Medal
Description: xxviii, 489 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Cosimo classics history.
Responsibility: Hendrik Van Loon.

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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 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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