Story Of Mankind

by Loon Hendrik Van
Foreword by John Merriman

Liveright | December 16, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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First published in 1921 The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth simplicity and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history Hendrik van Loon''s incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history.

This new version which retains van Loons original illustrations has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades -- including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War the Internet and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science -- and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 704 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: December 16, 1999

Publisher: Liveright

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871401754

ISBN - 13: 9780871401755

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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Story Of Mankind

Story Of Mankind

by Loon Hendrik Van
Foreword by John Merriman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 704 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: December 16, 1999

Publisher: Liveright

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0871401754

ISBN - 13: 9780871401755

From the Publisher

First published in 1921 The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth simplicity and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history Hendrik van Loon''s incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history.

This new version which retains van Loons original illustrations has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades -- including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War the Internet and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science -- and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Hendrik Willem van Loon was born in Rotterdam, Holland on January 14, 1882. He emigrated to the United States in 1903 and attended Harvard and Cornell University, graduating from the latter in 1905. In 1906 he began working for the Associated Press in New York City, Washington, D.C., Moscow, and Warsaw. van Loon received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1911, and in 1913 his book The Fall of the Dutch Republic was published. He lectured at Cornell on European History from 1915-1916. In 1921 van Loon received the Newberry Medal for The Story of Mankind. From 1922-23 he was a professor at Antioch College, Ohio, and was Associate Editor of the Baltimore Sun from 1923-24. He did his first radio broadcast on Christmas Day, 1929, and started radio broadcasts at NBC in 1932. He did lectures for the Cunard Cruise Line on the Franconia in 1934. In 1939-40 his radio broadcasts were directed to Holland from WRVL in Boston. Hendrik Willem van Loon died in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on March 11, 1944.

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Originally published in 1921, John Merriman updates this story. The Story of Mankind is familiar to generations of readers, describes the beginnings of human life and documents every age in our history. The author's talent is in creating a fascinating adventure story out of actual events.

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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