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The Story of mankind

Author: Hendrik William Van Loon; John M Merriman
Publisher: New York : Liveright, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This new version, which retains van Loon's original illustrations, has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University, with additional illustrations by Dirk van Loon. In incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades-including space exploration, the emergence of developing countries, the end of the Cold War, the Internet, and the astounding advances we have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik William Van Loon; John M Merriman
ISBN: 9780871408655 pbk. 0871408651 pbk
OCLC Number: 951633003
Notes: Includes index.
Newbery medal book.
Description: xxxiv, 765 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
Our earliest ancestors --
Prehistoric man --
Hieroglyphs --
Nile Valley --
Story of Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
Sumerians --
Moses --
Phœnicians --
Indo-Europeans --
Ægean Sea --
Greeks --
Greek cities --
Greek self-government --
Greek life --
Greek theatre --
Persian wars --
Athens vs. Sparta --
Alexander the Great --
Summary --
Rome and Carthage --
Rise of Rome --
Roman Empire --
Joshua of Nazareth --
Fall of Rome --
Rise of the Church --
Mohammed --
Charlemagne --
Norsemen --
Feudalism --
Chivalry --
Pope vs. Emperor --
Crusades --
Mediæval city --
Mediæval self-government --
Mediæval world --
Mediæval trade --
Renaissance --
Age of Expression --
Great discoveries --
Buddha and Confucius --
Reformation --
Religious warfare --
English revolution --
Balance of power --
Rise of Russia --
Russia vs. Sweden --
Rise of Prussia --
Mercantile system --
American Revolution --
French Revolution --
Napoleon --
Holy alliance --
Great reaction --
National independence --
Age of the Engine --
Social revolution --
Emancipation --
Age of Science --
Art --
Colonial expansion and war --
New world --
As it ever shall be --
After seven years --
United States comes of age --
"Axis" partners --
Isolationism and appeasement --
Atlantic Charter --
Global War --
United Nations --
Turbulent peace --
Old order gives way --
Spaceship Earth --
75 Earth as a global village --
Entering the High-tech Age --
New Millennium.
Responsibility: Hendrik William Van Loon.


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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"Remains a marvel: a sparkling, erudite, idiosyncratic tour through the human experience..." -- The Wall Street Journal

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