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  • The story of mankind

    OCLC number
    908242025
    Publisher
    Blackstone Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books
    Date
    [2013]
    Language
    eng
    Format
    12 audio discs (14 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
    Subject
    World history--Juvenile literature.
    Description
    Unabridged.; Title from container.; Originally published in 1921.; Previously released, p2000.; Compact discs.; Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states.
  • The liberation of mankind : the story of man's struggle for the right to think

    OCLC number
    973652284
    Publisher
    George Harrap
    Date
    1954
    Language
    eng
    Format
    307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
    Subject
    Liberty of conscience.; Toleration.
  • The story of mankind / by Hendrik Van Loon.

    OCLC number
    606523440
    Publisher
    George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd
    Date
    1922 (1949 reprint)
    Language
    eng
    Format
    xxviii, 480 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
    Subject
    World history--Juvenile literature.
  • The Story of Mankind : Illustrated

    OCLC number
    996982259
    Language
    eng
    Format
    1 online resource.
    Description
    The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by Dutch-American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. In 1922, it was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Written for Van Loon's children (Hansje and Willem), The Story of Mankind tells in brief chapters the history of western civilization beginning with primitive man, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern nation-state. 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 Loon's 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. Anyone who can chronicle world history from 500,000 B.C. to present times--and do so in a lively, entertaining style--deserves a medal. Luckily, the bestowers of the very first Newbery Medal in 1922 thought so, too. The warm, personable tone of Hendrik Willem van Loon's writing lends itself to true learning in a way that stern, dry textbooks never do. In the introduction, he describes climbing a tower in Rotterdam in his youth. Years later, the perspective at the top inspired the author to develop a metaphor of history as a "mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages." This genuinely enjoyable charmer, for history buffs and the historically challenged alike, covers human history from prehistoric times, when our earliest ancestors were learning to communicate with grunts, right through to the issues of the latter 20th century: gay rights, Arab-Israeli conflicts, and health and fitness. Revised and updated several times since 1921, van Loon's inviting classic is filled with stories (and witty parenthetical asides) that bring history alive. His pen-and-ink illustrations, maps, and animated chronology contribute to the cozy, round the fireplace aspect of the book. (Ages 12 and older)--Emilie Coulter Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, this renowned classic is now updated for the millennium. Hendrik Willem van Loon's ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared this book to countless readers.
  • The story of mankind. (With additional chapters by Gerard Willem van Loon.).

    OCLC number
    752603229
    Publisher
    Tandem
    Date
    1972
    Language
    eng
    Format
    577 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
    Description
    Printed in Paris.
  • The story of mankind

    OCLC number
    1075359956
    Publisher
    University of Virginia Library
    Date
    1997
    Language
    eng
    Format
    1 online resource
    Subject
    World history--Juvenile literature
  • The story of mankind

    OCLC number
    1334469978
    Date
    2014, 1921
    Language
    eng
    Format
    xxxiv, 765 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
    Subject
    World history--Juvenile literature.; Newbery Medal.
    Description
    [Updated, 2014 edition].; Includes index, and animated chronology.; Subject: Originally written in 1921 for the author's grandchildren. "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 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 Loon's 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.; Awards: Newbery Award winner.; Newbery Award winner.
  • The story of mankind

    OCLC number
    1336177188
    Language
    eng
    Format
    xxiv, 505 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
    Subject
    World history--Juvenile literature.; Newbery Medal.
    Description
    Black and gold library edition.; Includes index.; Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the current day.
  • The story of mankind

    OCLC number
    902266584
    Publisher
    Harrap
    Date
    1922
    Language
    eng
    Subject
    Wereldgeschiedenis.; World history--Juvenile literature.
  • The Story of Mankind

    OCLC number
    1283074687
    Publisher
    JH
    Date
    2019
    Language
    English; eng
    Description
    This history of the world for young readers, published in 1921, won the first Newbery Medal for outstanding contribution to children's literature in 1922. Beginning with primitive man, Van Loon sets out to trace the various strands of civilization, from art to agriculture to religion, focusing on the importance of singular events and individuals.