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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Robert Sullivan
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loon's witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; Robert Sullivan
ISBN: 9780871407153 0871407159
OCLC Number: 859168653
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxiv, 765 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan.
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The winner of the first John Newbery Medal, now updated by Robert Sullivan, remains a timeless classic for all ages.  Read more...

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The Story of Mankind remains a marvel: a sparkling, erudite, idiosyncratic tour through the human experience from the mists of prehistory to the smoking aftermath of World War I. In van Loon's Read more...

 
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