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Story of Mankind

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ISBN-10: 0871407159

ISBN-13: 9780871407153

Edition: 2014

Authors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon, Robert Sullivan, Robert Sullivan

List price: $35.00
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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 to illuminate all of history, van Loon’s 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…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 12/9/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

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…