skip to content
The story of mankind Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Originally written in 1921 for the authors grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loons 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 Loons 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 to  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

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.

Abstract:

The winner of the first John Newbery Medal, now updated by Robert Sullivan, remains a timeless classic for all ages.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/859168653>
library:oclcnum"859168653"
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/859168653>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2014"
schema:description"Originally written in 1921 for the authors grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loons 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 Loons 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 to illuminate all of history, van Loons incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loons personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/284740>
schema:genre"Juvenile works."@en
schema:genre"Juvenile works"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The story of mankind"@en
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.